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The Resource Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

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Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Title
Business Adventures
Title remainder
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1920-1993
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Brooks, John
Dewey number
650/.0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG181
LC item number
.B836 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Businesspeople
  • Corporations
  • Stock exchanges
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
Label
Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
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http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=75AD00F8-D6B4-4ABE-8E16-16E3CF2BD242
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306923583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 623609
  • 75AD00F8-D6B4-4ABE-8E16-16E3CF2BD242
System control number
  • ocn882607409
  • (OCoLC)882607409
Label
Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Link
http://santaclara.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=75AD00F8-D6B4-4ABE-8E16-16E3CF2BD242
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306923583
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 623609
  • 75AD00F8-D6B4-4ABE-8E16-16E3CF2BD242
System control number
  • ocn882607409
  • (OCoLC)882607409

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