Book cover of Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial by Corban Addison
Business & Money

Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial 

The once idyllic coastal plain of North Carolina is home to a close-knit, rural community that for more than a generation has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming taking place in its own backyard. After years of frustration and futility, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of intrepid and dedicated lawyers, filed a lawsuit against one of the world’s most powerful companies—and, miraculously, they won. […Learn More]

Book cover of Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe
Biography & Autobiography

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

Keefe brilliantly explores the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines, examines whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist, spends time in Vietnam with Anthony Bourdain, chronicles the quest to bring down a cheerful international black market arms merchant, and profiles a passionate death penalty attorney who represents the “worst of the worst,” among other bravura works of literary journalism. […Learn More]

Book cover of Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, A Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History by Liam Vaughan
Business & Money

Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History

The riveting story of a trading prodigy who amassed $70 million from his childhood bedroom—until the US government accused him of helping trigger an unprecedented market collapse

On May 6, 2010, financial markets around the world tumbled simultaneously and without warning. In the span of five minutes, a trillion dollars of valuation was lost. The Flash Crash, as it became known, represented what was then the fastest drop in market history. When share values rebounded less than half an hour later, experts around the globe were left perplexed. What had they just witnessed? […Learn More]

Book Cover of The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan
Biography & History

The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and The Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund

Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American’s turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the “Twice Blessed.” Yet little is known about how these Indian emigres (and children of emigres) rose through the ranks. Until now… […Learn More]