Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Wall Street

"Wall Street." -- from the Introduction to Wall Street: America's Dream Palace by Steve Fraser. That won't do. How about this, from the first chapter, "The Aristocrats": "William Duer was running for his life." That's better. Off to a good start. Although, at first glance, I do not know what to make of this little book. I am reviewing it for the July edition of the Internet Review of Books. It sounded good and has received favorable press. But flipping through it, I don't know. It is short, the print is really big, and there are even illustrations. I'm not looking for a text book, but hopefully this isn't too fluffy.


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