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Kurt Eichenwald

Autor/a de Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story

7 obres 1,965 Membres 59 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Kurt Eichenwald has been selected by The Journal of Financial Reporting as one of the nation's most influential business reporters, and has twice in the past three years won the prestigious George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. For The New York Times, he has covered some of the mostra'n més highest-profile news stories emanating from the business world. His bestselling book, Serpent on the Rock, was one of Newsweek's Hot Summer Reads of 1995. Eichenwald lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife and three children. (Publisher Provided) Kurt Eichenwald is a journalist and best-selling author. He is the author of Serpent on the Rock, Conspiracy of Fools, and The Informand. Eichenwald is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1995 and 1998, for articles about the dialysis industry and fraud at the nation's largest hospital company, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, along with his Times colleague Gina Kolata, for an investigation of medical clinical trials. In 2006, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism and the Best in Business Enterprise Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Kurt Eichwald, Kurt Eichemwald

Crèdit de la imatge: Larry D. Moore

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Swarthmore College
The New York Times
Condé Nast Portfolio



Not many non-fiction books could be described as "unputdownable". This one is. A very, very moving account of one man's struggle to lead a fulfilling life despite severe epilepsy. And an indictment of the poor quality of some doctors and specialists.
davidrgrigg | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2024 |
I read this book a long time ago but had forgotten about it until I saw it in the news because apparently it's been turned into a movie. This was really well written. The subject doesn't sounds like something that would be exciting to read about but I couldn't put it down. On the down side, it will make you angry since it documents what appears to be a common theme these days with corporate executives i.e. greed, greed and more greed.
ellink | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
I found this book to be impossible to put down. The author is very talented at writing, and his memoir is honest and compelling.

Then I read lots of the reviews. They represent a BINGO card of language that able-bodied people use about disability narratives: inspirational, brave, courageous!

And I thought about how folks without the privileges of the author are navigating their experiences with epilepsy, and how we as a society are failing them. And while the author brought that question up once or twice, it was not really dwelled upon. I'm not faulting the author for that: he certainly has enough on his shoulders without having to hoist up the rest of the world. But it's hard to ignore.… (més)
lemontwist | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2023 |
It's hard not to hear the Michael Douglas character, Gordon Gecko, in "Wall Street" echoing 'greed is good' when reading this story. Having seen the film I decided to read the book which goes far beyond it in all respects. Mark Whitacre, PhD and head of lysine department at ADM is more like Bernie Madoff than anything else though its not suspected due to his 'good guy' nature. The twists and turns as the story unfolds show just how greedy Fortune 500 companies are and to what end they'll go to manipulate markets and people. But crime does NOT pay and Whitacre learns this well. Highly recommended.… (més)
Jonathan5 | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2023 |



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