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The Day the Markets Roared


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Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: August 17, 1982, in Context

Part I: What Happened

1: The Day

2: The Press Reaction

Part II: Why It Happened

3: Intellectual Roots

4: Why I Was Bearish for So Long

5: Albert M. Wojnilower, "Dr. Death"

6: Critics, Threats, and Humor

7: Growing Pressures

Part III: The Aftermath

8: Other Record Days on Wall Street

9: Lessons

10: New Realities

About the Author

About the Author

Dr. Henry Kaufmanis the most famous economist Wall Street has ever seen. As senior partner, chief economist, and director of research at Salomon Brothers, then the most profitable investment bank in the world, his fame extended well beyond the financial industry and into popular culture. He was the subject ofNew Yorkercartoons, had cameos inBonfire of the VanitiesandLiar's Poker, two seminal literary works of the 1980s, was subject to death threats and featured in drama productions, and enjoyed the nickname "Dr. Doom." David B. Siciliais associate professor in the department of history and Henry Kaufman Chair of Financial History at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. His research and teaching center on business, economic, and technology history, with a special emphasis on the history of capitalism and finance. He divides his teaching between the history department and the Smith School.

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