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Ugly Americans
By Ben Mezrich

Ugly Americans

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Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich

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The true story of the Ivy League hedge fund cowboys who gambled with the dangerously high stakes of the Asian stock market. John Malcolm, high school football hero and Princeton graduate made his millions back in the early '90s, a time when dozens of elite young American graduates made their fortunes in hedge funds in the Far East, beating the Japanese at their own game, riding the crashing waves of the Asian stock markets, gambling at impossibly high stakes and winning. Failure meant not only bankruptcy and disgrace a la Nick Leeson, but potentially even death - at the hands of the Japanese Yakuza: one of the world's most notoriously violent organised crime syndicates. Ugly Americans tells Malcolm's story, and that of others like him, in a high octane book, filled with glamour, money and the dangers these incur, this true story is a cross between Mezrich's own best-selling Bringing Down the House and Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099455059
ISBN-10: 0099455056
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction thrillers, published worldwide to critical acclaim. His biography of social media giant Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal was a number one bestseller, and was adapted into the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning film, The Social Network.

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