Tag Archives: Book Reviews by Bill Dahl

Lasso The Wind by Timothy Egan – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have a longstanding personal discipline when it comes to selecting books to read; every 5th book or so -  I require myself to read something published approximately 10+ years ago.  Thus, I encountered author Timothy Egan for the first time. Tonight, I just ordered three more of his … Continue Reading ››

Cattle Kingdom – The Hidden History of the Cowboy West by Christopher Knowlton – A Review by Bill Dahl

I have read extensively about the history of the American West. It's a book like Cattle Kingdom that excites me about the fact that the myths that oftentimes inhabit our historical understanding  - can and will be displaced - and rewritten - when exquisitely talented authors like Christopher … Continue Reading ››

Killers of the Flower Moon – The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – A Book Review by Bill Dahl

Killers of the Flower Moon - The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann - 2017 - Doubleday NY,NY

Killers of The Flower Moon
  Riveting. Disgusting. It took way too … 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 New Masters of Capital – American Bond Rating Agencies and the Politics of Creditworthiness by Timothy J. Sinclair

A journey into a cavern of capitalism that is rarely explored.


 

The New Masters of Capital - Sinclair
The assessment of financial risk in society evolves. In this volume, one gets a guide to the inner working and evolution of Moody's, … 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 ››