David Enrich’s new book, Dark Towers, tells the story of how Deutsche Bank became a global symbol of recklessness, greed and destruction—and the primary financial enabler of Donald Trump. This isn’t just an exposé about a dangerous bank. It’s also the deeply personal story of a senior executive, Bill Broeksmit, who served as the unofficial conscience of Deutsche Bank. In January 2014, he committed suicide. Nine days later, I started talking with his son, Val, and I followed him on a wild journey as he tried to understand why his father did what he did. Along the way, Val discovered that Bill’s personal email accounts were jammed with official Deutsche Bank documents. It’s a story worth telling and one worth reading.
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