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a : 10 January 2011 • 5:04AM -0500

after-words books Book Launch Party January 13
by Bdvorkin


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.
After-Words Books is  located at 23 East Illinois  Street in Chicago, IL.  
Please call  312-464-1110 for more  information.

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