The Go-Go Years

The Go-Go Years

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A humorous and keen look at the roller-coaster boom and bust of the 1960s and 1970s by the New York Timesa€“bestselling author of Business Adventures John Brooks blends humor and astute analysis in this tale of the staggering a€œgo-goa€ growth of the 1960s stock market and the ensuing crashes of the 1970s. Swiftly rising stocks promised fast money to investors, and voracious cupidity drove the market. But the bull market couldna€™t last forever, and the fall was just as staggering as the ascent. Including the astounding story of H. Ross Perota€™s loss of $450 million in one day; the tale of Americaa€™s a€œLast Gatsby, a€ Eddie Gilbert; and the account of financier Saul Steinberga€™s failed grab for Chemical Bank, this book is replete with hallmark financial acumen and vivid storytelling. A classic of business history, The Go-Go Years provides John Brooksa€™s signature insight into the events of yesteryear and stands the test of time.On the last day of 1960 Wall Street was in a euphoric New Yeara#39;s Eve mood, and volume on the New York Stock Exchange set a record for the year of 5, 300, 000 shares traded. It was a promising red sunset after a long stretch of leaden skies;anbsp;...

Title:The Go-Go Years
Author: John Brooks
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-08-12

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