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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chockablock with anecdotes…Stevens has written a well-researched history of one man and his times.”

    New York Times

  • “Like a taut novel, this page turner grips the reader as Stevens dramatizes Icahn’s financial gambles and acerbic treatment of top management figures.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stevens has drawn a realistic portrait of the once-feared corporate raider…The author informatively tracks Icahn’s various wheeling-and-dealing ploys.”

    Booklist

  • “[A] savvy, tellingly detailed rundown on the top gun in the megabuck battles of the 1980s.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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