In this fascinating investigation, acclaimed author and financial authority Martin S. Fridson probes the past, leading an exhilarating tour through each of the twentieth–century stock market′s golden years. Illuminating, entertaining, and rich in historical anecdotes, Fridson′s book treats us to the opinions and investment strategies of some of the most prominent and intriguing figures on the scene.
"Timely, informative, and highly readable . . . It Was a Very Good Year offers wonderful insights into the years that provided spectacular gains in the past. There are important lessons in this book for all investors."–Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.
"A useful and extremely entertaining book. It′s loaded with fascinating stock market lore and helpful investment approaches. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed myself along the way."–Byron R. Wien, Managing Director, Investment Strategist for U.S. Equities, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
"Financial history with a purpose–it is a Very Good Book."–James Grant, Editor, Grant′s Interest Rate Observer
"With this book, Marty Fridson joins the ranks of the must–read economic and financial historians. He is that rare combination of scholar, wit, raconteur, and man with an eye on the bottom line. Read it for amusement, education, or profit. You can′t lose."–Ben Stein, writer, law professor at Pepperdine University and host of Win Ben Stein′s Money
MARTIN S. FRIDSON is a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Company, and a member of Institutional Investor′s All–America Research Team. He is the author of Investment Illusions and Financial Statement Analysis, both published by Wiley, and serves on the editorial board of Financial Analysts Journal.