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

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

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

"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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ISBN-13: 9780143120032
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,298,373
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Ten-TwentyTwo More than 1 year ago
An excellent read and well researched. A must for the home library. Michael Perino's account of the Pecora hearings is riveting. Where was our Pecora in 2009?
wasatchreader More than 1 year ago
Not only does this book give a perceptive insight into the Great Depression and the effects of it on the American people but also it gives an interesting comparison of the 1933 Wall Street arrogance and mis-deeds to the greed, arrogance and mis-deeds on Wall Street in 2008 and after. History does repeat itself.
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