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Harper & Row
This book recounts the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November of 1988. It is the story of deal makers and publicity flaks, of strategy meetings and society dinners, of boardrooms and bedrooms--giving us not only a detailed look at how financial operations at the highest levels are conducted but also a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era. Recounts the twenty-five billion dollar battle for control...
Every era has its merger; every era has its story. For the New Media age it was an even bigger disaster: the AOL-Time Warner deal. At the time AOL and Time Warner were considered a matchless combination of old media content and new media distribution. But very soon after the deal was announced things started to go bad-and then from bad to worse. Less than four years after the deal was announced, every significant figure in the deal -save the politically...
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined...