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Once in Golconda - A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928-logo

Once in Golconda - A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928

John Brooks

Once in Golconda "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." -From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed. 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 freshly shocking." -Wall Street Journal "It's all there in Once in Golconda-the avarice of an era that favored the rich; and the later anguish of myriads of speculators doomed by a bloated market, easy credit, and their own cupidity and stupidity." -Saturday Review

Once in Golconda "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." -From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed. 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 freshly shocking." -Wall Street Journal "It's all there in Once in Golconda-the avarice of an era that favored the rich; and the later anguish of myriads of speculators doomed by a bloated market, easy credit, and their own cupidity and stupidity." -Saturday Review
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Once in Golconda "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." -From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed. 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 freshly shocking." -Wall Street Journal "It's all there in Once in Golconda-the avarice of an era that favored the rich; and the later anguish of myriads of speculators doomed by a bloated market, easy credit, and their own cupidity and stupidity." -Saturday Review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

11h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:25


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:15


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:52


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:04


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:34


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:39


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:31