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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471357551
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/21/1999
  • Series: Wiley Investment Classics Series , #26
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 531,667
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN BROOKS was an award-winning New Yorker staff writer and author of several critically acclaimed explorations of business and Wall Street, including Once in Golconda (a Wiley Investment Classic), The Games Players, Business Adventures, and The Fate of the Edsel.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
I Climax: The Day Henry Ross Perot Lost $450 Million 1
II Fair Exchange: The Year the Amex Delisted the Old Guard Romans 26
III The Last Gatsby: Recessional for Edward M. Gilbert 55
IV Palmy Days and Low Rumblings: Early Warnings Along Wall Street 81
V Northern Exposure: Early Warnings Along Bay Street 104
VI The Birth of Go-Go: The Rise of a Proper Chinese Bostonian 127
VII The Conglomerateurs: Corporate Chutzpah and Creative Accounting 150
VIII The Enormous Back Room: Drugs, Fails, and Chaos Among the Clerks 182
IX Go-Go at High Noon: The View from Trinity Church 206
X Confrontation: Steinberg/Leasco vs. Renchard/Chemical Bank 227
XI Revelry Before Waterloo: The Time of the Great Garbage Market 260
XII The 1970 Crash: To the Edge of the Abyss 291
XIII Saving Graces: The Invisible Samaritans of Wall Street 311
XIV The Go-Go Years 348
Notes on Sources 359
Index 365
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