The Last Tycoons : The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co., Paperback

The Last Tycoons : The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. Paperback


William 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 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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