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The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s

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The Go-Go Years"""The Go-Go Years" is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed. You read it because it is a wonderful description of the way things were in a different time and place."
--From the Foreword by Michael Lewis

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Hardcover, 375 pages
Published September 21st 1999 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 1973)
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Chris Gondek
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
AC
A fabulous, almost novelistic treatment of the end of the 1960's go-go market -- a fascinating slice of history for those interested in the 1960's.
Tirath
I got this book because I wanted more knowledge on what happened in the 1960s with the US market - and what caused Buffett to close down his partnership and 'take a break' - instead what I got from this book was minutiae about certain episodes, societal norms and well, a lot of jibber jabber.

It's is, as it should be, extremely US-centric and one can easily get lost in the many words... good book - just not for me.
Duff
An artfully written narrative of market behavior in the 1960s. Remarkably relevant today.
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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 ...more
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