The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60's
by John Brooks
The 1960s was one of Wall Street's most speculative eras. These were the years of growth and performance - of gunslingers, the youth revolution, mutual funds, new-issue stocks, creative accounting, Chinese money, and the conglomerates. In this tumultuous environment, the multitudes of small investors thrived and multiplied only later to diminish in the devastating market c...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 7th 1999 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published 1973)
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John Brooks was, quite simply, the best business writer this country has ever produced and I like "The Go-Go Years" even better than his most acclaimed book, "Once in Golconda". Telling the story of the boom and bust of Wall Street in the 1960's- a speculative cycle rarely talked about today- "The Go-Go Years" takes you back to a Wall Street that was shaking off the doldrums of the Eisenhower years and beginning to play with the fire of a speculative bull market. You'll meet an young Ross Perot...more
John Brooks (1920–1993) was an award-winning writer best known for his contributions to the New Yorker as a financial journalist. He was also the author of ten nonfiction books on business and finance, a number of which were critically acclaimed works examining Wall Street and the corporate world. His books Once inGolconda, The Go-Go Years, and Business Adventures have endured as classics. Althoug...moreMore about John Brooks...