John Malcolm, a hungry young Princeton grad, traveled halfway across the world in search of the American dream and ultimately pulled off a trade that could, quite simply, be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets. Surrounded by characters ripped out of a Hollywood thriller, he quickly learned how to survive in a cutthroat world - at the feet of the biggest players the markets have ever seen. Malcolm and his twenty-something, Ivy League-schooled colleagues, with there warped sense of morality and proportion, created their own economic theory: Arbitrage with a Battle Axe. They rode the crashing waves of the Asian markets during the mid- to late 1990s, culminating in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before - or since. In a real-life mixture of Liar's Poker and Wall street, brimming with intense action, romance, underground sex, vivid locales, and exotic characters, Ugly Americans is the untold, true story that will rock the financial community and redefine an era.
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