"Michael Perino's new book powerfully amplifies our understanding of the pivotal role that Ferdinand Pecora played in leading the hearings that built the case for the New Deal's securities and banking laws. The Hellhound of Wall Street is a MASTERLY EVOCATION of the politics, finance and personalities when Congress last addressed systematic reform of our financial system."
JOEL SELIGMAN,- author of
The Transformation of Wall Street
"[The Hellhound of Wall Street] is a lucid account of period banking and stock-market swindles and a crackerjack legal drama, as Pecora's cunning, relentless questioning demolished the bankers' evasions... PERINO'S BOOK is a TRENCHANT ENTERTAINING STUDY of the New Deal's heroic beginnings, one with obvious relevance to latter-day efforts to rein in Wall Street's excesses."