Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Financial Times' books of the year, 2009

The critics at the Financial Times picked their best books of 2009.

One title on the list:
The Match King: Ivar Kreuger and the Financial Scandal of the Century
by Frank Partnoy

Partnoy recreates the Wall Street of the 1920s to tell the story of the Swedish magnate whose death precipitated the “Kreuger crash” of 1932. A powerful reminder that today’s scandals had even more destructive predecessors. And that greed and corruption are a permanent factor in finance. Shortlisted for the 2009 FT/Goldman Sachs business book of the year.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Page 99 Test: The Match King.

--Marshal Zeringue