Tag Archives: Bill Dahl Book Reviews

The Chickenshit Club – Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

The Chickenshit Club - Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives by Jesse Eisinger - A Book Review by Bill Dahl. Simon & Schuster, NY, NY. 2017. Eisinger is a Pulitzer Prize winner...among a laundry list of other investigative … Continue Reading ››

Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden (2017)

I have read a number of superb books about the Vietnam War. Some of my favorites include David Maraniss's They Marched Into Daylight, Stanly Karanow's Vietnam - A History, and Neil Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie. I've read so many that I honestly paused, thinking I don't need to read … Continue Reading ››

Adaptive Markets – Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought – by Andrew W. Lo – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

For a scholar who writes of his early life: "In second grade, my mother received a note from my teacher informing her that I might be “retarded”—the term of art in those days—and could use some extra help." P. 125 --- Welcome to a marvelous book by Andrew W. Lo. Continue Reading ››

The Many Panics of 1837: People, Politics, and the Creation of a Transatlantic Financial Crisis by Jessica M. Lepler

Superb! Period!


 

Far too many financial histories inhabit the shelves and stacks that have one thing in common: an intellectual agenda in search of support. This work is a uniquely refreshing exception. It is a work that distinctly … Continue Reading ››

A Nation of Deadbeats by Scott Reynolds Nelson

When you read this book you garner a vastly deeper appreciation for the terms scholar, historian, research and story teller. You also are blessed with a unique narrative regarding the history of America's financial disasters in the nineteenth century. I've done quite a bit of reading in this genre - … Continue Reading ››

BOOKS Recently Read by Bill Dahl at 3/24/17

Here are the books I have recently completed reading through 3/24/17. Yes, my focus is currently the history of the evolution of capitalism in U.S.  I find the degree of financial illiteracy in the U.S. in the 21st century absolutely shocking. History provides a basis from which to more deeply … Continue Reading ››