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Steven Weisman: 'A keen sense of the characters'

"Journalism may be the first rough draft of history, but historians will long value what Wessel brings to this book: his understanding of the sweeping changes in finance and the rise of the “shadow banking system” over several decades is coupled with a keen sense of the characters and the sequence of policy choices they confronted."  Steven Weisman, Peterson Institute for International Economics.Read it here


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Southwark Crown Court heard he managed to trick four victims into handing over their expensive goods for him to sell on their behalf by

adopting a veneer of respectability - but he instead pocketed the cash.

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