The manuscript for my new book, All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Shaped America and Changed the World, has been handed in and I will be embarking on edits shortly. My book spans more than a century of intricate details of the most compelling connections and concerted actions between 19 presidents and an evolving circle of the most influential, multi-generational private bankers. Some of their names are recognizable, some have been lost in the annals of history - until now. My sources, gleaned from my travels to presidential archives around the country, are comprised of original documents, conversation notes, diaries, telegrams and letters. The book explores the truth behind events for which conventional retelling has missed critical pieces of what transpired and who made it happen; from world wars to international treaties to major economic disasters; from the US to the Middle East to Europe to Asia to Latin Ameria; from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama. All the Presidents' Bankers reveals a hidden side of American and World History; probing the most unlikely of friendships and most opportunistic of relationships amongst key men of political and financial power. From their childhoods of social connection to their emergence as international power-players, the men that transformed our world, and the impact of their actions, are dissected here in a manner never before revealed. The book is already available for a discounted price on pre-order.
In this vivid tableau of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, historical novel Black Tuesday captures the drama, romance and desperation of a distant past that mirrors the present, traversing the beleaguered immigrant community of the Lower East Side to the feral pit of Wall Street and the alluring glitter of Park Avenue. Black Tuesday is an epic saga that probes the terrible consequences of deception, greed and power through the eyes of a young immigrant woman, Leila Kahn, at the crossroads of her destiny. Click for excerpt.
"Having been at Goldman Sachs, Nomi Prins knows how to read spreadsheets, knows the people, and knows Wall Street's games. Nomi knows and now Nomi tells."
Jim Hightower, Author, Swim Against the Current
"In compelling, scathing prose, Nomi Prins shows how the key players escaped being brought to account, and kept their pet officials in power."
John Dizard, The Financial Times
Nomi Prins details the pernicious effects of a failure properly to manage the conflicts of interest at the heart of the financial system...provides the most revealing description yet of what it is like to work for the mighty Goldman Sachs.” Books of the year 2004, The Economist
"The real message here is that America is indeed a great country whose major malady is bad leadership."
Howard Dean, chairman, Democratic National Committee
The Trail follows a young financial journalist who leaves Wall Street only to discover a mysterious document hidden deep within a secret Washington, D.C. network. As the body count escalates, she is trapped in a sinister world of off-shore embezzlement and on-shore power plays, where everyone is suspect, and death, dollars and danger fluctuate faster than the Dow.
Chosen as a Forbes CEO Book Club Pick 2008