Peter Elkind


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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

Until the spring of 2001, the Houston energy giant Enron epitomized the triumph of the new economy. Feared by rivals, worshiped by investors, Enron seemingly could do no wrong. Its profits soared every quarter; its stock price surged ever upward; its leaders were hailed as visionaries–until it all collapsed.

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" ...an absorbing account of Spitzer's improbable journey from New York rich kid to celebrated Wall Street scourge - to infamous Client No. 9 of the Emperor's Club."
–Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
"Powerful and shocking... filled with fascinating characters and anecdotes."
New York Times Book Review
"A horrifying true-life medical thriller... written in an understated style that adds to its impact."
Publishers Weekly