Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Mid-America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive, Chicago
6:00 to 8:30 PM (including presentation and book signing)
Cocktails and Appetizers (Cash Bar)
$30 if registered by 10/21, $35 after 10/21 (and at the door). Advanced payment is preferred..
After registration, please mail checks payable to the "GSB Business Book Roundtable" to
c/o Mary Kupjack, 325 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL, 60614
Advance Payment Deadline:
Checks or online payment must be received by Friday October 21, 2005
To avoid payment, a 48-hour notice is requested.
General Information on this Event:
Mary Kupjack @ email@example.com
, phone: 773 935-7221
Copies will be available for sale at the event. Eric Weiner will be available before and after the event for book signing..
The stock market crash of 1929 was a defining moment at the start of the Great Depression; for many it meant one thing: Wall Street was not to be trusted. Now, Americans invest everything from their life's savings to their children's college funds in the stock market. Half of all U.S. households own stock directly or through mutual funds and retirement plans. Moguls, brokers, and analysts make the gossip pages almost as often as the business section.
GOES UP: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers,
Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen
author Eric Weiner masterfully weaves a compelling narrative from almost 400 hours of interviews with the men and women who have masterminded this remarkable change.
WHAT GOES UP
gives the ultimate insider's look at the key conquests, clashes, crashes, and collapses while providing context for the technological, societal, and political changes that shaped Wall Street.
WHAT GOES UP
features an impressive cast of characters. Weiner interviews many luminaries, including Arthur Levitt, David Rockefeller, Charles Schwab, Don Regan, and Henry Kravis, but he also talked to Jerry Gentilella, the barber at the New York Stock Exchange since 1963, and Leland Olson, a retired Omaha doctor and longtime friend of and investor with Warren Buffett. Muriel Siebert, the first female member of the NYSE, tells how she didn't know there was a ladies' room on the floor for two and a half years. Her gentlemanly colleagues, not anxious to let a girl into their club, had told her there wasn't one. Peter Lynch recalls Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when he rode out the crash in an Irish hotel in the middle of his first vacation of the decade. By the time he and his wife flew back on Tuesday, Magellan shareholders had lost $2 billion.