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Brooks, John 1920-1993

Overview
Works: 42 works in 315 publications in 9 languages and 12,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Personal narratives  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HE8815, 384.60973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Brooks
Telephone : the first hundred years by John Brooks( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wondrous invention that changed a world and spawneda corporate giant"--Jacket subtitle
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street by John Brooks( Book )

63 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America
Once in Golconda; a true drama of Wall Street, 1920-1938 by John Brooks( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of the bullish 1920s on Wall Street, the 1929 crash and its aftershocks, and the fall of the impeccable president of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, offers an education for the contemporary investor. From the corrupt dealings that led to the securities laws governing the modern markets to the one-sided psychology of the bullish investor, John Brooks explores timeless themes as true today as when Once in Golconda was originally published a generation ago. Once in Golconda is the story of winners and losers. It begins with the famous, still unsolved, 1920 bomb explosion outside the Morgan bank and ends with a metaphoric explosion in the fall of Richard Whitney. The book gives a ringside seat for a succession of dramatic performances and actors: the "corner" in Stutz stock, engineered by Allan Ryan, dissident son of Thomas Fortune Ryan; the House of Morgan and, just across the street, Kuhn, Loeb & Company; the Irish (Joseph P. Kennedy, master manipulator of "pools"; Michael J. Meehan; Sell 'em Ben Smith); vignettes of the crash; and FDR's advisors playing with the price of gold
The great leap : the past twenty-five years in America by John Brooks( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Notes on obligations and sources": p. 361-372
The go-go years by John Brooks( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to alcohol--what it is, how it affects the body, why some people become problem drinkers, and how to recognize, prevent, and treat alcoholism
Showing off in America : from conspicuous consumption to parody display by John Brooks( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The takeover game by John Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Truman Talley books.""A Twentieth Century Fund book."Includes index. Bibliography: p. 359-372
The autobiography of American business by John Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Andrew Carnegie, William Zeckendorf, Henry Ford, Helena Rubinstein, Bernard Baruch, David Lilienthal and others
The games players : tales of men and money by John Brooks( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business and financial world around us can be viewed as a vast and ceaslessly-active landscape on which an ever-changing body of great chieftans and their large corporate retinues engage one another in unending battle for profitable advantage and ever-larger growth. The last three decades-particularly the busy and bloody 70's--can begin to be seen as the time of the takeovers, and The Games Players recreates some of the classic conflicts and controntations of a fascinating and rapacious era in our national life. The first super tycoon to throw away the old rules and to reinvent the modern acquisitiongame, Robert R. Young, launches his now-legendary takeover assault, during the middle 50's, with nationwide newspaper ads and unprecedented stockholder hullaballoo. Later games players, during the 60's and the 70's, include the infinitely devious Juan March, an offshore marauder maneuvering mainly in Spain ; Saul Steinberg, an upstart Brooklyn boy who attempts to acquire a pillar of the Eastern banking establishment; an aggressive French baron, Guy de Rothschild, and his passionate courtship of a U.S. corporate grande dame. But all such clashes and acquisitions constitute the focus, the center, of a large, crowded canvas. Out of the borders and backdrop of a John Brooks book, as in the author's memorable THe Go-Go Years, a deeper understanding emerges of contemporary deals and duplicities, institutions and financial instruments, crisis and scandals, men and the uses of money and power. The texture of an expanding and ebullient era is brought to life with humor and insight in this major book by the pre-eminent business and financial portraitist of our time
The seven fat years; chronicles of Wall Street by John Brooks( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1961 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the Edsel and other business adventures by John Brooks( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one and the many: the individual in the modern world by John Brooks( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At head of title: The second Corning Conference. Sponsored by the Corning Glass Works Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street by John Brooks( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best
The big wheel by John Brooks( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who broke things by John Brooks( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pride of lions by John Brooks( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father and son relationship, in which the son develops understanding through his father's adversity
Conflicts of interest : corporate pension fund asset management : report to the Twentieth Century Fund steering committee on conflicts of interest in the securities markets by John Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Report to the Twentieth Century Fund Steering Committee on Conflicts of Interest in the Securities Markets."--T.p
The European Common Market by John Brooks( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expert by John Brooks( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1986 South American handbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brooks, John, 1920-

Brooks, John N. 1920-1993

Brooks, John Nixon.

Brooks, John Nixon 1920-1993

Bulukesi, Yuehan 1920-1993

Burikkusu, Jon 1920-1993

John Brooks écrivain américain

John Brooks escritor estadounidense

John Brooks (writer) Amerikaans journalist (-)

John Brooks (writer) Amerikaans journalist (1920-1993)

Джон Брукс

جان بروکس

브룩스, 존 1920-1993

ジョン・ブルックス (ライター)

ブルックス, J

ブルックス, ジョン

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