Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat Wall Street

Ruthless: How Enraged Investors Reclaimed Their Investments and Beat Wall Street

by Phil Trupp


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ISBN-13: 9780470579893
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

PHIL TRUPP is a veteran investigative journalist, and the author of many books, including Sea of Dreamers: Travels with Famous Ocean Explorers and Tracking Treasure: Romance & Fortune Beneath the Sea and How to Find It! He is also a regular commentator for New York Times Dealbook and New York Magazine Online, as well as a weekly contributor to, the Internet's top site on auction-rate securities (ARS). Trupp was assistant bureau chief of Fairchild Publications/ABC CapCities, where he covered the White House, Pentagon, Supreme Court, Treasury, NASA, and the Federal Reserve, and, today, lectures on "The Future of Journalism" at American and Georgetown Universities.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 "Deal With It!" 5

Chapter 2 The "Back Nine" 23

Chapter 3 A Sweet Deal-Until It's Not 41

Chapter 4 "I Have No Dreams" 59

Chapter 5 Bill Meets Mohela 79

Chapter 6 Power to the Blogosphere 93

Chapter 7 Radioactive Man 107

Chapter 8 Armies of the Unseen 121

Chapter 9 Day of Deliverance 139

Chapter 10 The Newton Factor 153

Chapter 11 Harry the Hit Man 167

Chapter 12 The Raymond James Caper 177

Chapter 13 What's It All About, Barney? 191

Chapter 14 Stretching to Meet the Man 213

Chapter 15 State of Play 2009 227

Chapter 16 Kathy's War 239

Chapter 17 Hopeful Signs from the Hill 255

Chapter 18 Going to Meet the Man 263

Chapter 19 The View from Here 281

Appendix 301

Acknowledgments 311

About the Author 313

Index 315

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