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Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con

    By Guy Lawson

Born into one of America's most illustrious trading families, Sam Israel was determined to strike out on his own. After apprenticing with one of the greatest traders of the 1980s, he founded his own fast-growing hedge fund, promising investors extraordinary returns.
But it was all an elaborate charade. After suffering devastating losses and fabricating fake returns, Israel knew it was only a matter of time before his "real "performance would be discovered. So when a former black-ops agent told him about a "secret market" run by the Fed, Israel bet his last $150 million on a chance to make billions.
Thus began his bizarre journey into "the Upperworld""--"a society populated by clandestine bankers, shady European nobility, and spooks issuing cryptic warnings about a mysterious cabal known as the Octopus.


NEWS & OPINION: The Longlist for the 2012 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award

Posted August 10, 2012, 6:20 PM with category of Publishing Industry
Andrew Hill's article yesterday in The Financial Times announcing the longlist for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award was entitled A reading list to reflect loss of faith in capitalism. That headline is more than a little hyperbolic. The statement in the article itself that the list "includes an array of titles charting the strengths and weaknesses of the American corporate, economic and financial system" is a bit more accurate, especially if you replace the word "American" with "global. Read more


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Publisher Broadway Books
Publish date 07/01/2013
Pages 352
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ISBN-10 0307716082
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