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Financier: The Biography of André Meyer: A Story of Money, Power, and the Reshaping of American Business (Trailblazers) 1st Edition
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The book does drag in some spots, but the author definitely did his homework.
[A comment recently addressed to a fellow Amazonian reviewer.]
"Oh, no, novels!" - was my saddened reaction, upon quickly scanning your thoughts on books. Forgive me, but with a few exceptions, I left them behind a while back in favor of, instead, mostly histories & biographies/memoirs.
Well, there's fiction in them too. But usually, by the time that I find out - for example, that Robert Benchley had had more than a literal academic interest in a Manhattan slattern (his mistress, not his personal & platonic student of the French language, as his son dutifully & yet deceitfully asserted in the biography of his father) - I'm indifferent to the whole thing. By now, the parade has reached Topeka. No chance of catching up.
So imagine my surprise & delight when [a corporate business history hereby re-named, "The Babbits"] appeared as your last review.
I'm not surprised that TB bored you. That it did, considering that you must have personally witnessed or had heard first-hand accounts about much of the book's contents, really says it all about TB's inadequacies.
I also found it a matter of regret when TB turned out to be a disorganized mess (your two-star rating is just about right). Sometimes I suspect that the publisher opens the Fed Ex box mailed by the author, puts his hand on top of the bulky, string-bound manuscript, belts out, "It's all there!" - & then sends it unexamined to the printers. There's just too much evidence of this probable behavior in the aftermath to dismiss the thought as fiction.Read more ›
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I had heard Andre Mayer's name mentioned many times during my business studies. It is great to review the man's life, what drove him and what he achievedPublished 4 months ago by Russell Ward
This book should be required reading for all employees of Lazard. As an employee I found this book very informative and useful in understanding my firm culture and history. Read morePublished on March 13, 2006 by James Brown