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The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s / Edition 1

by John Brooks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471357553

ISBN-13: 9780471357551

Pub. Date: 09/21/1999

Publisher: Wiley

The Go-Go Years "The Go-Go Years is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed. You read it because it is a wonderful description of the way things were in a different time and place." -From the Foreword by Michael Lewis The Go-Go Years is the

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The Go-Go Years "The Go-Go Years is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed. You read it because it is a wonderful description of the way things were in a different time and place." -From the Foreword by Michael Lewis The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot who lost $450 million in one day, Saul Steinberg's attempt to take over Chemical Bank, and the fall of America's "Last Gatsby, " Eddie Gilbert. Praise for The Go-Go Years "Those for whom the stock market is mostly a spectator sport will relish the book's verve, color, and memorable one-liners." -New York Review of Books "Please don't take The Go-Go Years too much for granted: as effortlessly as it seems to fly, it is nonetheless an unusually complex and thoughtful work of social history." -New York Times "Brooks's great contribution is his synthesis of all the elements that made the 1960s the most volatile in Wall Street history . and making so much material easily digestible for the uninitiated." -Publishers Weekly "Brooks . is about the only writer around who combines a thorough knowledge of finance with the ability to perceive behind the dance of numbers 'high, pure, moral melodrama on the themes of possession, domination, and belonging.'" -Time

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ISBN-13:
9780471357551
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/1999
Series:
Wiley Investment Classics Series, #26
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
IClimax: The Day Henry Ross Perot Lost $450 Million1
IIFair Exchange: The Year the Amex Delisted the Old Guard Romans26
IIIThe Last Gatsby: Recessional for Edward M. Gilbert55
IVPalmy Days and Low Rumblings: Early Warnings Along Wall Street81
VNorthern Exposure: Early Warnings Along Bay Street104
VIThe Birth of Go-Go: The Rise of a Proper Chinese Bostonian127
VIIThe Conglomerateurs: Corporate Chutzpah and Creative Accounting150
VIIIThe Enormous Back Room: Drugs, Fails, and Chaos Among the Clerks182
IXGo-Go at High Noon: The View from Trinity Church206
XConfrontation: Steinberg/Leasco vs. Renchard/Chemical Bank227
XIRevelry Before Waterloo: The Time of the Great Garbage Market260
XIIThe 1970 Crash: To the Edge of the Abyss291
XIIISaving Graces: The Invisible Samaritans of Wall Street311
XIVThe Go-Go Years348
Notes on Sources358
Index364

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