Inside Wall Street
By Robert Sobel
2000/08 - Beard Books
1893122670 - Paperback - Reprint - 288 pp.
A highly readable account that captures the atmosphere, excitement, and personalities of Wall Street for a century, 1877-1977. Focusing on new interest groups that arose to rival the traditional ones, it describes and analyzes the challenges that developed and how they were met. Robert Sobel puts the turmoil in perspective with capsule histories of the origins of the stock exchange, investment banking, and mutual funds.
From R.A. Sokolov, New York Times Book Review
"This concise, clear history...shows in dramatic detail the way the
once-supreme New York Stock Exchange has declined under multiple attacks from
economic forces beyond its control, from feistier, small exchanges and from its
unofficial rivals with more aggressive methods..."
Robert Nathen Sobel was a professor of business history at
Hofstra University for more than forty years and held a Ph.D. from New
York University. He is author of more than two dozen books on American
economic and business history, including Herbert Hoover and the Onset of
the Great Depression and Coolidge: An American Enigma.
Besides producing books, articles, book reviews, scripts for television
and audiotapes, he was a weekly columnist for Newsday from 1972 to 1988.
In 1998, Sobel was the recipient of the second Special Achievement
Sidewise Award for Alternate History for this book, which was republished
in 1998.At the time of his death he was a contributing editor to Barron's
magazine He died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 of brain cancer. Professor Sobel
was 68. Sobel is a highly esteemed business historian. Sobel's purpose in
any book he wrote was to help his reader learn from them.
Books by Robert Sobel
| || Preface||9|
| || Introduction||15|
|2|| N.Y.S.E.--The Floor||44|
|6|| Options for the Amex||140|
|8|| The Investment Bankers||193|
| || Coda||265|
| || For Further Reading||273|
| || Bibliography||275|
| || Index||281|