John malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money. Ben mezrich, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, author of the New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, high stakes, and the Asian underworld.
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After a chance meeting on a yacht in the caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. As abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide.
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Meet two larger-than-life russians: former mathematician boris berezovsky, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up.
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Students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how. Robin hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M. I. T. S math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. In less than two years they take some of the world’s most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars.
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Inspiring and terrifying, mezrich’s “dramatic narrative…connects dots we didn’t even know existed…Something’s clearly happening out there in the high meadows and along desert highways” Kirkus Reviews.
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