The Hellhound of Wall Street

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Michael Perino tells the story of Ferdinand Pecora, the Senate lawyer who unmasked the financial misdeeds that caused the 1929 stock market crash, and how he forever changed the relationship between Washington and Wall Street. The Hellhound of Wall Street gives an account of the Pecora hearings that prompted Congress to rein in the freewheeling banking industry and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms.