By Ben Mezrich

  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre : Business & Personal Finance
  • FIle Size : 1.21 MB
Score: 4
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Rigged From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange.

After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylumlike oil exchange located in lower Manhattan. A place where billions of dollars trade hands every week, the Merc is like a casino on crack, where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and where fistfights break out on the trading floor.

This ordinary kid has traded Brooklyn for the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai. He keeps company on the decks of private yachts in Monte Carlo—teeming with half-naked girls flown in by Saudi sheiks—and makes deals in the dangerous back alleys of Beijing.

But the Merc is just a starting place. Taken under the wing of another young gun and partnering with a mysterious young Muslim, the kid embarks on a dangerous adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry—and, along with it, the world.

Rigged is the explicit, exclusive, true story behind the headlines that dominate the world stage.


  • Rigged

    By ADubZee
    It is not the author's ability to portray beautiful people doing extraordinary things, but how he finds people to write about that have such a drive and passion around what they do. Rigged is a great example; and yet will give you a new appreciation for the way the financial engine of the world hums and how all citizens of the world are intertwined.
  • Absolutely phenomenal book!

    By smell what i step in
    This is easily one of my favorite books about the merc exchange and how that world works. Mezrich is an uber-talented writer and anyone curious about international trade would enjoy this novel!