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A colossal failure of common sense : the inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers

Author: Lawrence G McDonald; Patrick Robinson
Publisher: [London] : Ebury Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Lehman Brothers bank went under, the world gasped. One of the world's biggest and most successful banks, its downfall was the event that sparked the slide of the world economy toward a Great Depression II. This is the gripping inside story of the dark characters who ruled Lehman, who refused to heed warnings that the company was headed for an iceberg; the world-class, mid-level people who valiantly fought to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence G McDonald; Patrick Robinson
ISBN: 9780091936150 0091936152
OCLC Number: 536005588
Notes: Originally published: U.S. : Crown Business, 2009.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 351 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. A rocky road to Wall Street --
2. Scaring Morgan Stanley to death --
3. Only the bears smiled --
4. The man in the Ivory Tower --
5. A miracle on the waterway --
6. The day Delta Air Lines went bust --
7. The tragedy of General Motors --
8. The mortgage bonanza blows out --
9. King Richard thunders forward --
10. A $100 million crash for subprime's biggest beast --
11. Wall Street stunned as Kirk quits --
12. Fuld, defiant to the end --
Epilogue --
Index.
Other Titles: Inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers
Responsibility: Lawrence G. McDonald with Patrick Robinson.

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When Lehman Brothers bank went under, the world gasped. This book shows beyond a doubt that Richard Fuld, the long-time CEO of Lehman, and his top executives, were totally out to lunch, allowing  Read more...

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Lawrence G. McDonald was, until 2008, Vice President of convertible securities and distressed debt trading at Lehman Brothers; his prior career included convertible securities research and sales at Read more...

 
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