The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 14, 2010 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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"Ferdinand Pecora's famous 10-day investigation into the secrets of Wall Street in 1933 makes a superb story...It has an ideal storyteller in Michael Perino." -Financial Times

A riveting courtroom drama with remarkable contemporary relevance, The Hellhound of Wall Street brings to life a crucial turning point in American financial history: the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Michael Perino recreates the ten dramatic days when Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant turned Senate investigator, cross-examined the officers of National City Bank (today's Citigroup), particularly its chairman, Charles Mitchell, one of the best-known bankers of his day. Pecora's rigorous questioning exposed City Bank's shocking financial abuses, revelations that galvanized public opinion and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms.


  

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Review: The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

User Review  - Perry Hall - Goodreads

This book serves as a good example of how a man, with integrity, persistence and confidence in his abilities, can make a difference. A stellar tale of Ferdinand Pecor, a man I'd never heard of until I ... Read full review

Review: The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

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Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 The WellDriller and Wall Street
Chapter 2 The Best CrossExaminer in New York
Chapter 3 Sitting on the Lid
Chapter 4 A ShortTerm Job
Chapter 5 Sunshine Charlie
Chapter 6 A Mine of Information
Chapter 7 Junior

Unimpeachable Integrity
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About the author (2010)

Michael Perino is the Dean George W. Matheson Professor of Law at St. John's University Law School. He is a former Wall Street litigator and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Bill Moyer's Journal, and CNBC. He lives in New Jersey.

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