Melissa's Reviews > After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905

After the Ball by Patricia Beard
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When I picked this book for book club, I was really excited about it--what a great way to talk about past and present! And it started off really good--all the juicy details of the power people at the turn of the last century. And then it just sorta fizzled. I think part of my issue is I just don't know that much about economics and buisness. Part of me wishes the Planet Money team could just explain the Equitable Life Insurance thing.
But it's still fascinating and well written. I just felt like some stuff went over my head. And the similiarities between today and then are pretty amazing.
Recommended, but only if you are already a fan of Wall Street scandals
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