The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard FrA?res & Co.
William D. CohanISBN: 0385514514;
A grand and revelatory portrait of Wall Street’s most storied investment bank Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among theA most powerfulA firms, Lazard FrA?res & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, andA subtle strategy were its weapons of choice. ForA more than a century, the mystique and reputation of the "Great Men" who worked there allowed the firm to garner unimaginable profits, social cachet, and outsized influence in the halls of power. But in the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the Great Men of Lazard jeopardized all they had built. William D. Cohan, himself a former high-level Wall Street banker, takes the reader into the mysterious and secretive world of Lazard andA presents aA compelling portraitA of Wall Street through theA tumultuous historyA of this exalted and fascinating company.A Cohan...
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