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In this entertaining chronicle, Nocera illuminates how the vision and ambition of pioneers like Charles Merrill, Gerry Tsai, Dee Hock, and Peter Lynch reshaped the American ...
In this entertaining chronicle, Nocera illuminates how the vision and ambition of pioneers like Charles Merrill, Gerry Tsai, Dee Hock, and Peter Lynch reshaped the American economy and brought the rewards--and risks--of financial opportunity to the middle class for the first time in history.
“Nocera is one of the most gifted observers of the business world today. It is no surprise that he has produced the definitive history of the post-World War II revolution in personal fincance and made it both vivid and comprehensive.”
“Everyman as financier. That’s the engaging and under-reported story that Joe Nocera shares with us in A Piece of the Action. This is not financial history, not business history: It’s a timely and superbly researched history of a dominant facet of modern American culture—one that has changed how we act, what we worry about, and who we are.”
“There isn’t a reader who won’t find himself or herself in . . . Nocera’s fascinating [book].”
“[A Piece of the Action] fills in what is literally thirty years of missing history to the story of postwar America.”
“A riveting saga of the rise and rise of America’s personal finance industry—and the ferocious innovators who built it.”
“A very fine specimen of journalism . . . Nocera does succeed in breathing life into inanimate things . . . clear, accessible and engaging.”
“Lively portraits of the legends of these financial industries . . . well-researched, tightly written, and full of eyewitness accounts.”