In this dramatic, deal-by-deal portrait of legendary and,
until now, secretive financier Carl Icahn, bestselling business writer Mark
Stevens takes us behind the scenes of some of the biggest deals in US corporate
history: Icahn’s multibillion-dollar raid on Phillips Petroleum; his bold move
on Texaco’s hidebound management, which netted him $500 million in the largest
single transaction ever recorded by the New York Stock Exchange; Icahn’s
prolonged battle with CEO David Roderick to break apart the once mighty steel
giant USX; and his stunning takeover of TWA.
To write this fascinating audiobook, Mark Stevens has
utilized to the ultimate his incisive investigative skills and his
extraordinary access to Icahn himself as well as Icahn’s friends, associates,
adversaries, and critics—those who rode on his takeover bandwagon, and those
who fell beneath its wheeling and dealing. The story he has to tell is that of
a bookish boy from Bayswater who went to Princeton, studied philosophy, dropped
out of medical school, landed as a minor player on Wall Street, and then had a
billion-dollar epiphany—a means of “controlling the destiny of corporations”
that would ultimately earn him his fortune.
A fascinating tale with a cast of characters that includes
Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Levine, and most of the
other key players of the ’70s and ’80s takeover era, King Icahn is the first biography of the business buccaneer who
changed the course of corporate America. Download and start listening now!