Stewart, James B. Den of Thieves. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Reason read: July is typically Job Fair month (although this is not the job most would want to have…).
In a nutshell, Den of Thieves recounts the largest insider-trading scandal in the all-about-me 1980s. It is what happens when all-out avarice collides with above-the-law arrogance. Everyone has a hazy remembrance of Milken, Siegel and Freeman (to name a few) but with thorough research Stewart’s book keeps the details in sharp focus.
Confessional: in this criminal climate we currently live in, I had a hard time reading about a group of individuals who had a blatant disregard for the law. Some things never change. I couldn’t finish this book.
Author fact: Stewart likes going after big time dirty deeds. He has written other books on big time falls from grace.
Book trivia: Stewart includes a great selection of photographs.
Nancy said: Nancy called Den of Thieves “frightening” (Book Lust, p 34).
BookLust Twist: from Book Lust in the chapter called “BBB: Best Business Books” (p 33). How it is considered a “best business book” I’ll never know.