Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938 (Wiley Investment Classics)
John BrooksISBN: 0471357537; 9780471357537;
"In this book, John Brooks?who was one of the most elegant of all business writers?perfectly catches the flavor of one of history?s best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It?s packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader." ?Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Praise for Once in Golconda "A fast-moving, sophisticated account embracing the stock-market boom of the twenties, the crash of 1929, the Depression, and the coming of the New Deal. Its leitmotif is the truly tragic personal history of Richard Whitney, the aristocrat Morgan broker and head of the Stock Exchange, who ended up in Sing Sing." ?Edmund Wilson, writing in the New Yorker "As Mr. Brooks tells this tale of dishonor, desperation, and the fall of the mighty, it takes on overtones of Greek tragedy, a king brought down by pride. Whitney?s sordid history has been told before. But in Mr. Brooks?s hands, the drama becomes...