A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
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In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that began in 1982 and ended just in the early 2000s. For almost two decades, a colorful cast of characters such as Abby Joseph Cohen, Mary Meeker, Henry Blodget, and Alan Greenspan came to dominate the market news.
This inside look at that 17-year cycle of growth, built upon interviews and unparalleled access to the most important analysts, market observers, and fund managers who eagerly tell the tales of excesses, presents the period with a historical perspective and explains what really happened and why.
Praise For Bull!: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004…
— International Herald Tribune
The other question on which Mahar is very interesting is the behavior of Greenspan . . the best account I’ve seen.
“Mahar takes complicated topics and explains them clearly for the average reader. Her exceptional book is most highly recommended.”
— Library Journal
“Mahar imparts a forward-looking and worrisome lesson that makes Bull! intriguing reading.”
— Boston Globe
“Highly readable and insightful... makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost perfectly efficient.”
— New York Times
“Striking...has a lot of the writing pizzazz lacking in ‘Origins of the Crash’”
— New York Times Book Review
Harper Business, 9780060564148, 528pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 2004
About the Author
Maggie Mahar is the author of Bull! A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982–2004, a book Paul Krugman of the New York Times said "makes a devastating case against the contention that the market is almost perfectly efficient." In his 2003 annual report, Warren Buffett recommended Bull! to Berkshire Hathaway's investors. Before becoming a financial journalist in 1982, when she began to write for Money magazine, Institutional Investor, the New York Times, Bloomberg, and Barron's, Mahar was an English professor at Yale University. She lives in New York City.