Last Man Standing: a podcast with author Duff McDonald.

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Oct. 7 2009 2:23 PM

Last Man Standing

A podcast with author Duff McDonald.

The Big Money presents "Every Day I Read the Book," featuring Daniel Gross. Dan's guest is Duff McDonald, author of the book Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase.

Dozens of books have chronicled the debacles, disasters, villains, and losers that made the Panic of 2008 so expensive and compelling. Winners have been few and far between, and heroes have been even scarcer. But journalist Duff McDonald believes he's found a winner—and possibly a hero—in Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase. In Last Man Standing, McDonald, a veteran magazine journalist and contributing editor to New York, traces the life and career of the prickly, tough executive who has emerged as the nation's most prominent banker and describes how he steered the bank through the crisis.

To listen to the podcast, click on the player below. You can also download the MP3 here or subscribe to the "Every Day I Read the Book" podcast on iTunes.

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Daniel Gross is a longtime Slate contributor. His most recent book is Better, Stronger, Faster. Follow him on Twitter.

Win Rosenfeld is the multimedia producer for The Big Money.