Just one of THE BEST books one might ever read. I loved it. My only sorrow is the way it seemed to end too abruptly – with the tragic end of Lewis’s life. This is adventure writing and history at its best. I am now planning to explore the Bitteroot range. I just can’t find the words to express my deep appreciation for this work. Unequivocally outstanding!
Just wish the ending would have gone on for a few more chapters…the work and the journey -and the reader – deserved a bit more…
Since 2013, a minimum of seven banks have been assessed fines of approximately US $10 billion for rigging currency rates. This is that story.
Crafted by two award winning investigative journalists (2014 Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in business journalism and the Wincott Award for the best financial journalism of the year) – The superb talents of Vaughan and Finch are on full display in this page burning firecracker of a tale. I was somewhat reluctant to select this work – that reluctance was immediately dispelled. This duo is freaking unbelievable. Their treatment of this matter keeps the reader engaged from page to page. It’s a superb work of non-fiction. It would be a great movie as well.
Get your FIX. Devour this addictive tale. It is guaranteed to make you sick to your stomach in frustration over yet another financial folly perpetrated upon a trusting world.
“Anytime there’s human beings involved and there’s the potential to make money, they do it.” p. 174 – quote from Steve Obie – CFTC. – Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
This volume is a set of three interviews with the legendary American writer – Wallace Stegner. It was published by the University of New Mexico Press.
This is my first reading of the work of James Hepworth – it won’t be my last. The access, insightful questions, and responses from Stegner are invaluable contributions to the life of any aspiring writer (and reader).
Hepworth is a former Professor of Humanities – teaching literature and writing at Lewis-Clark State College. He is well published and has a litany of awards for his writings. You can find an interview with Dr. Hepworth here.
This is a literary historical treasure. Enjoy! I certainly did. Trust me – you will too. Hepworth’s writing makes it a meal to remember. For more works by Wallace Stegner – go here.
This link takes you to my reading suggestions for your summer in 2012. I have attempted to provide a variety of interesting books (my opinion). I hope you select one that you will thoroughly enjoy this summer.
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