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About the Book
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.
“Mahar imparts a forward-looking and worrisome lesson that makes Bull! intriguing reading.” —Boston Globe
“Mahar takes complicated topics and explains them clearly for the average reader. Her exceptional book is most highly recommended.” —Library Journal
“Bull!! also offers individual investors prescriptive data on how to position oneself for the next bull-market cycle.” —International Herald Tribune
“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
The other question on which Mahar is very interesting is the behavior of Greenspan . . the best account I’ve seen. —UPI