Den of Thieves

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - Business & Economics - 587 pages
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A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice.

Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties’ biggest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America’s most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice.

Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions.
 

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User Review  - jcvogan1 - LibraryThing

The whole thing came out of an anonymous letter within Merrill Lynch. It is impressive that the SEC ran with the story to the end, but very scary that they needed the tip to get things started. Also the sentences were laughably short for the amount of money involved. Read full review

DEN OF THIEVES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A damningly detailed rundown on the predatory conspirators whose willful violations of securities law and ethical standards gave Wall Street a deservedly bad name during the takeover frenzy of the ... Read full review

Contents

Cast of Characters
11
Prologue
17
Epilogue
519
Chronology
535
Acknowledgments
563
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James B. Stewart, front-page editor of The Wall Street Journal, is the author of The Partners and The Prosecutors. He was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer prize with Daniel Hertzberg for their stories on the 1987 stock market crash and the insider-trading scandal. He lives in New York City.

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