Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction


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About the Author

David Enrich is the Business Investigations Editor at the New York Times. He previously was the Financial Enterprise Editor of the Wall Street Journal, heading a team of investigative reporters. Before that, he was the Journal's European Banking Editor, based in London, and a Journal reporter in New York. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the 2016 Gerald Loeb Award for feature writing. His first book, The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off On of The Greatest Scams in History was short-listed for the Financial Times Best Book of the Year award. Enrich grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts, and graduated from Claremont McKenna College in California. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two sons.


"In Dark Towers, David Enrich tells the story of how one of the world's mightiest banks careened off the rails, threatening everything from our financial system to our democracy through its reckless entanglement with Donald Trump. Darkly fascinating and yet all too real, it's a tale that will keep you up at night."--John Carreyrou, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Bad Blood
“In this case, 'epic' is right - Dark Towers is a mystery, a thriller, a father-son drama. Did I mention Donald Trump? It's a distinctly American drama of greed, hubris and power that kept me racing to the finish.”--James B. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Den of Thieves and Deep State
"In this masterful account of a bank gone bad, David Enrich turns financial journalism into gripping, page-turning crime reporting. Tracking the sordid history of Deutsche Bank--from financing robber barons, Nazis, and rogue states to laundering Russian money to underwriting Donald Trump to threatening global economic security -- Enrich deftly delivers a compelling narrative that intertwines harrowing institutional corruption and engaging personal tales. It's a wild ride and a great read."--David Corn, co-author, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
"A deep-reaching look at the inner workings of Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump's lender of choice."--Kirkus Reviews
"New York Times finance editor Enrich's immersion in this shadowy world of monetary malfeasance shows how the disreputable world of big-stakes banking could topple an equally unscrupulous president."--Booklist
"Part expose, part mystery, Enrich's account is important because it illuminates Deutsche Bank's excesses and Trump's business practices. Readers of Andrew Sorkin's Too Big To Fail, which unveiled vulnerabilities in the financial industry, will find Enrich's more focused account equally compelling."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Propulsive, richly detailed...Enrich writes with verve...This journalistic tour de force hints that plenty of shocking secrets are yet to be revealed."--Publishers Weekly
"A revelatory book about the rise and fall of the world's biggest bank. ... Has all the elements of a page-turning mystery novel"--Washington Post
"[An] excellent, deeply reported book"--NPR
"The framing of responsibility versus complicity drives Enrich's subtle and exhaustive exploration of a critical question for today's politics: Would Donald Trump be president without Deutsche Bank?"--Barron's
"Enrich compellingly shows how unchecked ambition twisted a pillar of German finance into a reckless casino where amorality and criminality thrived."--New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)
"Riveting. ... A cracking read. ... Devastatingly accurate. ... This is an important book because it reveals how one bank, with questionable business practices to put it mildly, made it possible for Trump to bounce back from multiple bankruptcies, cast himself as a business visionary, and eventually run for president and win."--Sunday Times (London)
"A jaw-dropping financial thriller."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Enrich delivers a master class in financial sleuthing. ... A first-rate read."--The Guardian
"Exposes chaos and corruption at the bank that holds Trump's secrets."--NPR.org
"Dark Towers is a devastating tale of a big bank gone bad. ... Enrich draws the reader in by focusing on the people in his story, displaying an Arthur-Miller-like eye for the worn-down Willy Lomans of today's Wall Street."--Financial Times
"The surprisingly thrilling story of how Deutsche Bank, which loaned billions to Donald Trump, the Kushner family and Jeffrey Epstein, left a decade of destruction in its wake."--Evening Standard (London)