Predator s Ball

Author: Connie Bruck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476737713
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

The Predators Ball

Author: Connie Bruck
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140120904
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Reveals the stories behind the risk arbitrageurs and corporate takeover bond impresarios Michael Milken, Carl Icahn, Ronald Perelman, and Nelson Peltz

The Predators Ball

Author: Connie Bruck
ISBN: 0949338850
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Consolidation and merger of corporations

Shows how Michael Milken, more than any other single individual, fueled the takeover mania which swept the American business world in the 1980s and changed the rules of the takeover game.

Den of Thieves

Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126202
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

April fools

Author: Dan G. Stone
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 1556112289
Release Date: 1990-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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


Author: Daniel R. Fischel
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UVA:X002673011
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Political Science

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

Encyclopedia of American Business History

Author: Charles R. Geisst
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438109879
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Business enterprises

Presents an alphabetically-arranged reference to the history of business and industry in the United States. Includes selected primary source documents.

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research

Author: Christopher Humphrey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080489923
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research is a book that goes behind the more official presentations and accounts of research methods to explore the lived experiences, joys and mistakes of a wide range of international researchers principally working in the fields of accounting and finance, but also in management, economics and other social sciences. The authors of the articles in this book address a wide range of issues and obstacles that they have confronted at various stages in their respective research careers. In reflecting on their personal experiences, they provide practical guidance on how to overcome the types of problems that typically confront researchers in their day-to-day work. Practical tips on how to undertake research and get findings published Research project management skills International and interdisciplinary perspectives

Dangerous Dreamers

Author: Robert Sobel
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 1587980290
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The story of the perpetrators of some of the most dizzing and daring financial machinations.

Postwar America

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317462354
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world.

The Federal Reserve System

Author: Rik W. Hafer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313328390
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

Alphabetically arranged entries provide detailed information regarding the central bank of the United States, discussing such topics as the Great Depression, hyperinflation, and redlining.

Merchants of Debt

Author: George Anders
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 1587981254
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

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


Author: Bhu Srinivasan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399563805
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: History

“A delightful tour through the businesses and industries that turned America into the biggest economy in the world. . . . An excellent book.”—The Economist From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things -- the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the twenty-first century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

Chron 20c Hist Bus Comer

Author: Frank N. Magill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134264698
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Reference

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

A History of Credit and Power in the Western World

Author: Scott B. MacDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351535335
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The end of the Cold War put the planet on a new track, abruptly replacing the familiar world of bipolarity, red phones, and intercontinental ballistic missiles with the strange new world of the Internet, e-commerce, and Palm Pilots. The "New World Order" was defined by a U.S.-led war against Iraq, bloody ethnic strife in Bosnia and Rwanda, and religious turmoil in Central Asia. This evolving global system, however, overlooked the powerful role of credit, which functions as a critical building block for developing greater national and individual wealth. This volume examines the evolution of credit in the Western world and its relationship to power. Spanning several centuries of human endeavor. it focuses on Western Europe and the United States and also considers how the Western system became the global credit system. Six major themes run throughout: (1) the direct relationship between credit and power; (2) different kinds of political power promote different kinds of economic behavior; (3) various societal and cultural groups were often more successful in mingling credit and political power; (4) the Western credit system evolved in tandem with the development of the nation-state; (5) historically, there has been a pattern of financial crises; (6) credit spread from being the privilege of the wealthy and powerful to being available to vast numbers. MacDonald and Gastmann have broken history into five periods, ranging from early pre-modern, defining the earliest references to banking and credit as exemplified by the Code of Hammurabi, circa 1726 BC, through the Roman Empire with its creation of money and growing use of credit in trade, the barbarian invasions of the 11th century which led to a breakdown in credit networks in the West, through the establishment of the Italian city-states, to the modern period which incorporates the rise of credit in the Low Countries in the 1500s and extends through the rise of London and New York as the major international credit hubs.