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    • Buffett

    • The Making of an American Capitalist
    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 915

    Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century - an astounding net worth of $10 billion and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changer

    • By Steven on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • When Genius Failed

    • The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Roger Lowenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910

    When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and interesting, full of suspense

    • By Pankaj on 03-01-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • America's Bank

    • The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    Until the election of Woodrow Wilson the United States - alone among developed nations - lacked a central bank. Ever since the Revolutionary War, Americans had desperately feared the consequences of centralizing the nation's finances under government control. However, in the aftermath of a disastrous financial panic, Congress was persuaded - by a confluence of populist unrest, widespread mistrust of bankers, ideological divisions, and secretive lobbying - to approve the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Important and Intriguing

    • By Jean on 11-02-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • On GE and the Myth of the CEO Superhero

    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With Jeffrey R. Immelt gone from General Electric, pundits are urging GE to reexamine, as the New York Times put it, its “core mission.” Not to be outdone, the Wall Street Journal sees the chance to “freshen up shareholder returns.”

    "On GE and the Myth of the CEO Superhero" is from the June 16, 2017 Wonkblog section of The Washington Post. It was written by Roger Lowenstein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The End of Wall Street

    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Drawing on 180 interviews, including sit-downs with top government officials and Wall Street CEOs, Lowenstein tells, with grace, wit, and razor-sharp understanding, the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great investigative work, terrible narration

    • By Jonathan on 04-12-10

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Fundamental Analysis, Value Investing, and Growth Investing

    • By: Roger Lowenstein, Janet Lowe
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Benjamin Graham developed "value investing", a style adopted by Warren Buffett, one of history's most successful investors. It is based on "fundamental analysis", which quantitatively compares a company's stock price to various measures of financial strength and promise. "Growth investing" is a fundamentally different style that seeks to identify tomorrow's great business successes. Learn the ins and outs, and the pros and cons, of these basic investment styles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of information in a quick read/listen

    • By William on 05-13-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • While America Aged

    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Roger Lowenstein explains how corporations and governments ran up ruinous pension and health-care promises to workers - promises that are now coming due and that will hit America like a tsunami if nothing is done.

    Negotiating high benefits means gambling with future finances - and when the farm gets sold out from underneath major corporations or public institutions, it affects all of us, and in ways we might not imagine. With his trademark narrative panache, Lowenstein unravels the truth about how pensions work in America and illuminates the impending crisis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A dry departure from L's usual page turner, but

    • By CWALL on 01-10-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • When Genius Failed [Russian Edition]

    • The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
    • By: Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Stanislav Koncevich
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term's fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Crashes, Booms, Panics, and Government Regulations

    • By: Robert Sobel, Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother

    • By E. William on 10-13-08

    Regular price: $13.96