James B. Stewart
April 5, 2013
"Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff"
- Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Best-selling Non-Fiction Author
- New York Times Columnist
- Columbia University Professor of Business and Economic Journalism
Business Columnist for The New York Times and bestselling author, James B. Stewart combines the skills of an investigative reporter with the style and sensibility of a novelist, examining events in finance, law and politics that shape American society. The San Francisco Examiner called him “the journalist every journalist would like to be,” and in 2010 The Daily Beast named him one of the 15 "most important writers on business and economics."
Stewart's “Common Sense” column, which appears weekly in the Business Day section of the Times, features his insights about corporate America and Wall Street. Throughout his career, he has explored the use and abuse of power at the highest levels of business and government, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal articles on the 1987 stock market crash to pieces about Enron, Whitewater, Tyco’s Dennis Kozlowski and corporate governance.
A reporter-at-large for The New Yorker and formerly a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Editor-at-Large for SmartMoney, Stewart has written penetrating profiles of Michael Milken, Blackstone Group's Stephen Schwarzman, and Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who lost billions of euros for Société Générale. His acclaimed New Yorker cover story, "Eight Days: The Battle to Save the American Financial System," which included revealing interviews with Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Timothy Geithner, captured the fierce arguments and panicked dealmaking behind the scenes that brought about unprecedented government intervention following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
His New York Times bestseller, DisneyWar, won the Loeb Award for Best Business Book and was named one of the best books of the year by Barron’s. Stewart’s Heart of a Soldier was named “Best Book about 9/11” by TIME. His other bestsellers include Blood Sport, Blind Eye and Den of Thieves, the definitive account of 1980s Wall Street insider trading scandals.
His latest book, Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff (April 2011), is an investigation of the perjury epidemic in America, which he suggests is symptomatic of an alarming breakdown of ethics that compromises our judicial system as well as business, government, academia and medicine.
A Harvard-educated lawyer and the former Executive Editor of American Lawyer magazine, Stewart is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
"You are a gifted storyteller and had us spellbound....It was a memorable evening!" -Strong Financial
Reading List for James B. Stewart
Long before Robert Novak became the center of a political firestorm in the Valerie Plame CIA leak scandal, he had established himself as one of the finest—and most controversial—political reporters in America. Now, in this sweeping, monumental memoir, Novak offers the first full account of his involvement in that affair, while also revealing the fascinating story of his remarkable life and career (Syndetic Solutions).
On July 6, 2003, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic op-ed, "What I Didn't Find in Africa," appeared in The New York Times. A week later, conservative pundit Robert Novak revealed in his newspaper column that Ambassador Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative. The public disclosure of that secret information spurred a federal investigation and led to the trial and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and the Wilsons' civil suit against top officials of the Bush administration (Syndetic Solutions).
Chronicles the 2004 federal investigation that led to the exposure of performance-enhancing drug use by some of the nation's most famous baseball athletes (NoveList).
The thrilling story of how Harry Markopolos, a little-known number cruncher from a Boston equity derivatives firm, and his investigative team uncovered Bernie Madoff's scam years before it made headlines, and how they desperately tried to warn the government, the industry, and the financial press. Page by page, Markopolos details his pursuit of the greatest financial criminal in history, and reveals the massive fraud, governmental incompetence, and criminal collusion that has changed thousands of lives forever—as well as the world's financial system (Syndetic Solutions).
Martha Stewart has generated an enormous following by establishing herself as the leading authority for all things domestic and in the process created a multimillion-dollar enterprise and a personal net worth of nearly $2 billion. As one of the most successful self-made female business owners in American history, Martha Stewart is a topic of interest for fans, business professionals and would-be entrepreneurs alike. Martha Inc. tells the compelling story of how this complex woman created an empire on domesticity and examines her business inside and out (Syndetic Solutions).
The Central Readers' Library Department of the Tulsa City-County Library suggests the above books as complimentary reading selections for James B. Stewart. All titles are available at the library. Please visit www.tulsalibrary.org to access the Tulsa City-County Library catalog system.