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William D. Cohan
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William D. Cohan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers House of Cards and The Last Tycoons, which won the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.   He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair,  has a bi-weekly opinion column in The New York Times, and writes frequently for The Financial Times, Fortune, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post,  among other publications.  A former investment banker, Cohan is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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House of Cards
A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $17.95

A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis.

At the beginning of March 2008, the monetary fabric of Bear Stearns, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks, began unraveling. After ten days, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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House of Cards
A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $27.95

On March 5, 2008, at 10:15 A.M., a hedge fund manager in Florida wrote a post on his investing advice Web site that included a startling statement about Bear Stearns & Co., the nation’s fifth-largest investment bank: “In my book, they are insolvent.”

This seemed a bold and risky statement. Bear Stearns... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

House of Cards
A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Last Tycoons
The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 756 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $17.00

A grand and revelatory portrait of Wall Street’s most storied investment bank

Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among the most powerful firms, Lazard Frères & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, and... Read more >
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The Last Tycoons
The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $29.95

A grand and revelatory portrait of Wall Street’s most storied investment bank

Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among the most powerful firms, Lazard Frères & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Last Tycoons
The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.95

The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last Tycoons turns his spotlight on to Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind its success.

From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more ethical, and more profitable than all... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $30.50

From the bestselling, prize-winning author of The Last Tycoons and House of Cards, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs, the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world

For much of its storied 142-year history, Goldman Sachs has projected an image of being better than its competitors--smarter, more collegial... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

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