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Book Review: Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street by Kate Kelly

Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street By Kate Kelly Portfolio; 247 pages

Bear stearns was our warning shot. Back in March 2008, when the 85-year-old investment bank collapsed, we didn't yet know how common it would be for a financial firm to be brought to its knees over a panicked long weekend. The Wall Street Journal's Kate Kelly takes us inside Bear's last, dizzying days: the lawyers swarming the sixth floor, the pleading phone calls to investors for emergency billions, the sickening realization that a lifesaving loan from the Federal Reserve would...

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