At a glance:
- Author: James B. Stewart
- First Published: 1991
- Type of Work: Current Affairs
- Time of Work: The 1970’s to 1990
- Setting: New York and Los Angeles
- Characters: Michael R. Milken, Ivan F. Boesky, Martin Siegel, Dennis B. Levine
- Genres: Nonfiction, Current affairs
- Subjects: New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Crime or criminals, New York City, Middle classes, Greed, Lawyers, Business or business people, Wall Street, Investments or investors, Scandal, Braggarts, Stock exchange
- Locales: New York, Los Angeles, CA
Between 1980 and 1990, two major revolutions began. One—actually a series of revolutions in Central Europe—spelled the end of state socialism. Encompassing the downfall of a long-maligned and readily identifiable enemy and replete with easily recognized acts of heroism, this revolution was the perfect media story. The media capitalized upon it accordingly, and many came away feeling that justice had been done and that all was right with the world. The other revolution, which began with the advent of the 1980’s, was not so easily understood, and though the media named it “The...
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