After-words Bookstore is hosting a book launch party for Emily Lambert,
author of The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the
World’s Biggest Markets on January 13, 2011.
Please join us for wine and beer on Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 5:00
to 7:30 p.m. The author will be signing her book following a discussion
about the rise of the Chicago’s futures market and an interview with one of
its longtime traders.
The author will be interviewing Bill Henner, a trader who she profiled in
her work The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the
World’s Biggest Markets. The evening will be featured on Book Notes, the
C-SPAN2 series that shows uninterrupted footage of book related events.
In the book, Lambert tells the story of how the men (and a few women) of
the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade struck it rich on
butter and eggs, pork bellies and soybeans—and created a formidable
competitor to the traders in New York. The result is an unexpectedly funny,
fascinating account of the flesh-and-blood personalities behind this
institution, not to mention the inspired business deals they made on their way to
either fabulous wealth or utter penury (depending on how well they played the
Kirkus Reviews raves, “[Lambert] devotes loving attention to a parade of
outrageous risk-takers… Although she provides lucid explanations of how the
market works and how the various money-making strategies collide, the
charm of her fast-paced, informal history comes from the book’s animating
insight: ‘Finance is like biology: Everything is intertwined.’…A full-blooded
introduction to an arcane world.”
Emily Lambert is senior writer for Forbes magazine, where she covers
finance and trading. She has also written for the New York Post. She lives in
Bill Henner is a third generation Chicago futures trader. He has spent
over 25 years on the trading floors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the
Chicago Board of Trade. Bill has traded foreign currencies, metals,
interest rates, and equity index futures over the course of his career. You can
hear him every day at 8:05 am CST with his "View from Chicago" report in the
Value Zone Trading Room. www.valuezonetrading.com
After-Words Books is located at 23 East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
Please call 312-464-1110 for more information.