All That Glitters - John Gapper; Nicholas Denton;Hamish Hamilton, 1996, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Previous owners inscription to ½-title page.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “How was Nick Leeson allowed to bring down Barings? How could the City’s oldest merchant bank be destroyed, apparently almost overnight, by the reckless gambles ofa single trader? The authors have conducted hundreds of interviews with almost everyone who was intimately involved. They have exclusive access to unpublished letters and records and to extraordinarily gripping telephone transcripts from the final days, making All That Glitters the definitive, most lucid and compelling account of how a British bank allowed a twenty-seven-year-old to fool them into thinking that he was the most sophisticated and daring trader of them all — until he brought it tumbling down around their ears. As compelling as the best thriller, All That Glitters is a magnificent work of investigation and reconstruction, taking us behind headlines which seemed as exotic as myth or fairy-tale to show how a venerable British institution was brought to grief.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 364
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