The book on Enron's demise by a couple of prize-winning Wall Street Journal reporters in the Los Angeles bureau will be officially released August 5. 24 Days: How Two Wall Street Journal Reporters Uncovered the Lies that Destroyed Faith in Corporate America is by Rebecca Smith and John R. Emshwiller. They shared the 2002 Gerald Loeb Award -- a big deal prize that Smith has won twice before -- for their excellent coverage of the Enron scandal. Smith works for the bureau in the Bay Area, Emshwiller is in L.A.
From the HarperBusiness press release:
It tells how each new round of questions was met with silence, stonewalling, or exquisitely parsed obfuscation as the $60 billion trading colossus stubbornly denied the existence of a problem, and in return the reporters received sarcasm (longtime Enron chairman and CEO Kenneth Lay referred to Smith as sneaky for her persistent questioning), accusations of personal bias, or outright lies.