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The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the “go-go” stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot who lost $450 million in one day, Saul Steinberg’s attempt to take over Chemical Bank, and the fall of America’s “Last Gatsby,” Eddie Gilbert.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brooks…is about the only writer around who combines a thorough knowledge of finance with the ability to perceive behind the dance of numbers ‘high, pure, moral melodrama on the themes of possession, domination, and belonging.’”


  • “Please don’t take The Go-Go Years too much for granted: as effortlessly as it seems to fly, it is nonetheless an unusually complex and thoughtful work of social history.”

    New York Times

  • “Those for whom the stock market is mostly a spectator sport will relish the book’s verve, color, and memorable one-liners.”

    New York Review of Books

  • “Brooks’ great contribution is his synthesis of all the elements that made the 1960s the most volatile in Wall Street history and making so much material easily digestible for the uninitiated.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Johnny Heller is the perfect choice to narrate this story of the Wall Street drama of the 1960s…Heller’s deep voice adds gravity to Brooks’ words, and his straightforward narration allows the listener to focus on the history of the markets during a time of high growth and wealth creation, which led, of course, to the inevitable declines.”


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