William D. Cohan
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William D. Cohan

WILLIAM D. COHAN, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His 2014 book, The Price of Silence, about the Duke lacrosse scandal was also a New York Times bestseller. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and writes a bi-weekly opinion column for the Dealbook section of the New York Times. He also writes for Fortune, The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, ArtNews, the Irish Times, and the Washington Post. He also appears regularly on MSNBC, on Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor, and on CNN and the BBC-TV. He has also appeared as a guest on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, The NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, and CBS This Morning as well as on numerous NPR, BBC and Bloomberg radio programs. He is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business

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    • Money and Power

    • How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
    • By: William D. Cohan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Here is a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs, the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than expected

    • By Mark on 06-15-11

    Regular price: $49.00

    • House of Cards

    • A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
    • By: William Cohan
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 25 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    House of Cards is the Rosetta Stone for understanding the dramatic and the unprecedented events that have reshaped Wall Street and global finance in the past two years....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not "Hubris and Wretched Excess"

    • By Augustus T. White on 06-20-09
    • A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
    • By: William Cohan
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 25 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 470 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Why Wall Street Matters

    • By: William D. Cohan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    William D. Cohan is no knee-jerk advocate for Wall Street and the big banks. He's one of America's most respected financial journalists....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An Inch Deep and A Mile Wide

    • By Doug Sheridan on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Last Tycoons

    • The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.
    • By: William D. Cohan
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the "Great Men" of Wall Street investment bank Lazard Frères & Co. jeopardized all they had built....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts seemingly gossipy, shallow, but builds

    • By Philo on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Four Friends

    • Promising Lives Cut Short
    • By: William D. Cohan
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Four Friends is a powerful portrait of the lives of four boarding school graduates who died too young, John F. Kennedy, Jr. among them, by their fellow Andover classmate, New York Times best-selling author William D. Cohan....

    Regular price: $35.69

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