Predator's Ball

Author: Connie Bruck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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An insightful portrait of junk-bond powerhouse Drexel Burnham Lambert and infamous financier Michael Milken, “one of the most brilliant minds ever to have been dedicated to Wall Street's money games.” (The New York Times). Milken is purported to have offered to pay award-winning journalist Connie Bruck to stop work on this book, the fascinating story of how a singularly brilliant and intensely private investment banker essentially masterminded the creation of the junk bond market, generating billions of dollars in profits for his clients and himself before ultimately being brought down by charges of insider trading, stock manipulation, and fraud under the RICO Act. Bruck’s in-depth narration of the phenomenal career of the man nicknamed “the Junk Bond King” spans Milken’s early dealings in high-yield bonds as well as numerous corporate raids and hostile takeovers guided by tactics that were undoubtedly revolutionary, if sometimes unethical—and occasionally outright illegal. Standing alongside other blockbuster tales of business malfeasance such as Liar’s Poker and Too Big to Fail, The Predators’ Ball is a shocking, bemusing, and enlightening portrait of an era when it seemed anything was possible on Wall Street—as long as Michael Milken was in your Rolodex.

Den of Thieves

Author: James B. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties’ biggest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America’s most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions.

Payback

The Conspiracy to Destroy Michael Milken and His Financial Revolution

Author: Daniel R. Fischel

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Charges that Michael Milken and other Wall Street wheeler-dealers, whose strategies actually helped to reform the market, were wrongfully prosecuted by a nervous corporate establishment

Master of the Game

Author: Connie Bruck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Award-winning journalist Connie Bruck’s biography of media mogul Steve Ross captures the highs and lows of Ross’s career in a narrative “as fast-paced as the life it depicts” (Publishers Weekly). Born to Jewish immigrant parents in 1920s Brooklyn, Steven Jay Rechnitz would become an unstoppable force in the world of business, a figure both revered and reviled by those who knew him. His early ventures—a limousine rental service operated under the auspices of his father-in-law’s Manhattan funeral home and a parking lot company whose co-owners harbored dubious connections to the criminal underworld—inspired a taste for substantial risk that was outpaced only by Ross’s success in turning that risk into profit. In a career that spanned both Wall Street and Hollywood, Ross’s mastery of obfuscation, deflection, denial, and his imaginative approach to the law finally culminated in the empire he had long craved: Time Warner, the largest media and entertainment company in the world. Extraordinary in its depth of coverage, startling in its frankness, Master of the Game is a riveting journey through the mind and career of a man who was by turns flamboyant, charismatic, and completely outrageous—an unstoppable force in the pursuit of an outsized dream.

Highly confident

the crime and punishment of Michael Milken

Author: Jesse Kornbluth

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Shocking disclosures by Michael Milken, his defense team, the men who prosecuted him, and his former associates and clients narrate one of the most profound events in American finance. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour. First serial, Vanity Fair.

Merchants of Debt

KKR and the Mortgaging of American Business

Author: George Anders

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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First published in 1992 (by Basic Books), this reprint is timely now in the wake of Enron and WorldCom. Anders tells the story of how Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) took advantage of Wall Street's tolerance of debt to finagle massive corporate takeovers of companies that included Safeway, Drexel, and

A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages

The Boom, Bust, and Boom Culture of M&A

Author: John Weir Close

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade

ISBN: 9780230341814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Modern mergers and acquisitions, or M&A as it's more commonly known, is a new phenomenon. The buying and selling, the breaking up and combining of companies—the essence of M&A—has been a part of commerce throughout history, but only in our era has M&A itself become a business. In 2007, before the recession hit, it was a $4.4 trillion global enterprise. And yet, it remains largely unexplored. Discrete stories have been pulled from the annals of M&A, both true and fictionalized, that have become touchstones for wealth and excess. Who can forget Gordon Gekko and his "Greed is Good" speech? But while there have been a few iconic characters and tales to emerge, no one has told the rich history of M&A, until now. This is a look into that world and the people who created it. This reads like Dallas meets Wall Street, told through an intriguing narrative that not only brings to light in gritty detail all of the back room drama of such powerful players as Carl Icahn and Ronald Perelman, Marty Lipton and Joe Flom, Jimmy Goldsmith and Sumner Redstone, but also reveals how the new generation, including activist whirlwind Bill Ackman and iconoclastic new Delaware judge Leo Strine, will dominate the next tsunamic, and imminent, M&A boom.

April fools

an insider's account of the rise and collapse of Drexel Burnham

Author: Dan G. Stone

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9781556112287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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A former Drexel Burnham employee chronicles the firm's ascent, Michael Milkin's activities with the firm, and the company's eventual downfall

The New Financial Capitalists

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Creation of Corporate Value

Author: George P. Baker,George David Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110771740X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts's approach to leveraged buyouts was an important aspect of the corporate restructuring and governance reforms in the American economy from the mid-1970s through 1990. During that period, KKR crafted a series of progressively more elaborate deals tailored to specific companies and market conditions. Through its creative debt financing and its relationships with an evolving cast of investors, companies, and managers, KKR drove the scale and scope of the buyout phenomenon to unprecedented highs. This book, first published in 1999, examines KKR's record in detail. Based upon interviews with partners of the firm and on unprecedented access to KKR's records, George Baker and George Smith have written a balanced and enlightening account of how KKR has approached LBOs. The book focuses on KKR's founding, evolution, and innovations as ways to understand issues in modern American business. In examining KKR as a unique form of enterprise, the book bridges the gap between public perception and academic knowledge of the leveraged buyout.

The New Tycoons

Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything

Author: Jason Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118205464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Taking readers behind the scenes of private equity firms and into the secret worlds of founders Henry Kravis, Steve Schwarzman and others, this revealing book examines one of the most important trillion-dollar corners of the global economy that has transformed the industry.

Chron 20c Hist Bus Comer

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134264690

Category: Reference

Page: 767

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The American Popular Novel After World War II

A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947–2000

Author: David Willbern

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century—including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park—this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold War and anti-communism, the prefeminist era of the 1950s and the sexual revolution of the 1970s, forms of corporate power in the 1960s and 1980s, the traumatic legacies of slavery and Vietnam, the American fascination with lawyers, cops and criminals, alternate styles of romance in the era of late capitalism, our abiding distrust of science, and our steadfast wonder about the Great Mysteries.

Barbarians at the Gate

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061804038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

The Smartest Guys in the Room

The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

Author: Bethany McLean,Peter Elkind

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 9781591846604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Presents an account of the rise and fall of Enron, drawing on a wide range of sources while revealing the contributions of lesser-known participants in the scandal.

When Money is King

How Revlon's Ron Perelman Mastered the World of Finance to Create One of America's Greatest Business Empires, and Found Glamour, Beauty, and the High Life in the Bargain

Author: Richard Hack

Publisher: Newstar Press

ISBN: 9780787110338

Category: Businessmen

Page: 286

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Chronicles the life, loves, and business conquests of the Revlon CEO

Biography & Autobiography

Author: Ku Swee Yong

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814751499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Ku Swee Yong’s Real Estate Riches, Building Your Real Estate Riches and Real Estate Realities have become a valuable resource for property investors in Singapore during the past few years. In his new book, he takes stock of the prolonged downturn and weak market conditions and offers useful defensive strategies in the face of supply gluts and weakening prices. The lead article warns of potential risks arising from an extremely high rate of home ownership in Singapore, followed by frank insights into various local property segments. The book also includes illuminating coverage on some regional markets which he recommends investors to look into. Backed by solid research and astute observations, Weathering A Property Market Downturn is a sobering read that portends a scenario where massive supply overhangs will drive prices markedly down. Addressing current issues faced by property investors through a collection of articles previously published in Today, The Business Times and The Edge, he offers qualified and invaluable observations on public and private properties, mixed developments, luxury estates and overseas properties

Conspiracy of Fools

A True Story

Author: Kurt Eichenwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780375434495

Category: Business failures

Page: 576

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In late 2001, the Enron Corporation--a darling of the financial world, a company whose executives were friends of presidents and the powerful--imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. Journalist Eichenwald transforms the Enron scandal into a rip-roaring narrative of epic proportions, suitable for readers of thrillers and business books alike.

Paul Volcker

The Making of a Financial Legend

Author: Joseph B. Treaster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118160851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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As the Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1982, Paul Volcker established himself as one of the most influential economic thinkers. Currently a major advocate for corporate governance and accounting reforms, Volcker’s reputation as a great business leader with uncompromising ethics continues to this day. Written by award-winning New York Times journalist Joseph Treaster, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend takes readers through the most compelling moments of this legend’s life in private and public service. From his early days as a young Treasury Department official through his appointments to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Reserve, and James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., this inspiring book captures the significant moments in Volcker life and explores the ethical, economic, and moral dilemmas he faced at every turn.

Liberty Means Freedom for All

A Novel About Alternative Political Movements

Author: Steven H. Propp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475958737

Category: Fiction

Page: 708

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Thomas Anderson has just graduated from CSU Stentoria, with his degree in Political Science. Its an election year, and as a young progressive in California who has been raised by equally progressive parents, he is very much concerned with the political issues currently being discussed in the mass media. A chance encounter with a fellow graduate named Kelly Kelso, however, shakes up his sett led view of the world. He is challenged to examine the rising number of alternatives to the two-party system presented by third party movements such as the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, and is forced to acknowledge that there is far more to politics than simply Democrat versus Republican, and liberal versus conservative. Thomas delves energetically into not only the growing Libertarian movement, but the free market perspective of the Austrian School of economics, as well as the rigid yet compelling view of Ayn Rands philosophy of Objectivism. His explorations grow wider, now encompassing the Tea Party movement and the Christi an Right; tax resisters and gun rights advocates; survivalists and militia members; anarchists, communists, and Democratic Socialists; as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement. He debates the radical environmental views of animal welfare and animal rights advocates, and challenges opponents of corporate globalism as well as deniers of global warming, as he struggles to reformulate and articulate his own developing beliefs, while coping with a sea of conflicting ideas and opposition. But this abstract political theory is brought into sharp encounter with concrete political reality, when Thomas hears a news report of an armed conflict with authorities taking place just outside of town, involving someone with whom he has become emotionally involved

Too Big to Fail

The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Brand New for 2018: an updated edition featuring a new afterword to mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis The brilliantly reported New York Times bestseller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington to give the definitive account of the crisis, the basis for the HBO film “Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years, and it is told brilliantly.” —The Economist In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin—a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters—delivers the first definitive blow-by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.