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    The Match King
    Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals

    by Frank Partnoy

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    • Release date: April 1, 2009
    • Format: hardcover, 272 pages
    • ISBN: 9781586487430 (1586487434)
    • Awards: Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2009)
    • Author: Frank Partnoy
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
    • Language: english
    • Genres: biography, history, business, finance, economics, crime, historical

    About The Book

    At the height of the roaring ’20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression.Yet after Kreuger’s suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged. Driven by success to adopt ever-more perilous practices, Kreuger had turned to shell companies in tax havens, fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products— many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today’s markets. When his Wall Street empire collapsed, millions went bankrupt.

    Frank Partnoy, a frequent commentator on financial disaster for the Financial Times, New York Times, NPR, and CBS’s “60 Minutes,” recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to re-think our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

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