The Last Tycoons
The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.
By (author) William D. Cohan
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Last Tycoons by William D. Cohan
Book DescriptionWilliam D. Cohan's "The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co." is the astonishing story of the world's most elite and legendary investment bank - and the men who reigned over it all. For over 150 years Lazard Freres had stood apart from other Wall Street firms by offering ultra-wealthy clients the wisdom of its 'Great Men': from Felix Rohatyn, the escapee from Nazi-occupied France turned financial genius, to Michel David-Weill, the inscrutable French billionaire 'Sun King'; from Steve Rattner, the boy wonder from Long Island who clashed violently with the old guard, to larger-than-life CEO Bruce Wasserstein, 'Bid-Em-Up-Bruce', who broke with the bank's traditions and made himself billions in the process. They amassed unimaginable fortunes and would stop at nothing to make a deal, until their titanic egos started to jeopardize everything. In "The Last Tycoons" William Cohan, himself a former high-level Wall Street banker, takes us into their mysterious and secretive world, telling a story of ruthless ambition, whispered advice, explosive feuds, glamorous mistresses, decadent excesses and unimaginable wealth. "Spellbinding". ("Financial Times"). "A definitive account ...it lives up to the billing". ("The Times"). "Has sent a jolt through Lazard and the rest of Wall Street". ("Wall Street Journal"). William D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. His first book, "The Last Tycoons", about Lazard, won the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and was a "New York Times" bestseller. His second book, "House of Cards", also a bestseller, is an account of the last days of Bear Stearns & Co. He is also the author of "Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141036892
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William D. Cohan
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New Financial Deal, Hardback (January 2011)
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House of Cards, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by William D. Cohan
It was Wall Street's toughest investment bank, taking risks where others feared to tread, run by testosterone-fuelled gamblers who hung a sign saying 'let's make nothing but money' over the trading floor. This book tells the outrageous story of how Wall Street's entire house of cards came crashing down.
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Author Biography - William D. Cohan
William D. Cohan was an award-winning investigative journalist before embarking on a seventeen-year career as an investment banker on Wall Street. He spent six years at Lazard Freres in New York and later became a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He is a graduate of Duke University and received both an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and an MBA from its Graduate School of Business. He lives in New York City and Columbia County, New York.
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