The Match King: Ivan Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals

This is a fast, well written read. The book gives you a look into a financier- Ivan Kreuger-  at the begining of the 20th century who innovated in the financial system but went too far. –  So far that he apparently shot himself in Paris when a fraud that he had committed was close to being discovered.

One item in the text did jump out at me.

The author when drawing his conclusions together describe Ivan Kreuger’s actions as alegal not illegal.