A Colossal Failure of Common Sense

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-21
  • Publisher: Crown Business
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The Inside, Untold Story of The Collapse of Lehman Brothers-As It's Never Been Told Before

Author Biography

LAWRENCE G. McDONALD is a managing director of Pangea Capital Management LP. He was, until 2008, vice president of distressed debt and convertible securities trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions and was one of Lehman’s most consistently profitable traders. McDonald is also cofounder of Convertbond.com, named by Forbes magazine as “Best of the Web” from 2000 to 2003, specifically citing it as the Web’s premier source for convertible securities information, valuation, and news.

PATRICK ROBINSON wrote Lone Survivor with the U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. It was one of the biggest-selling military books ever published, a #1 New York Times bestseller for months in 2007. Robinson is also known for his bestselling U.S. Navy—based “techno-thrillers.”

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
A Rocky Road to Wall Streetp. 9
Scaring Morgan Stanley to Deathp. 34
Only the Bears Smiledp. 57
The Man in the Ivory Towerp. 81
A Miracle on the Waterwayp. 106
The Day Delta Air Lines Went Bustp. 131
The Tragedy of General Motorsp. 156
The Mortgage Bonanza Blows Outp. 182
King Richard Thunders Forwardp. 210
A $100 Million Crash for Subprime's Biggest Beastp. 241
Wall Street Stunned as Kirk Quitsp. 266
Fuld, Defiant to the Endp. 296
Epiloguep. 327
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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