Eagle on the Street by David A. Vise
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Account of the Sec's Battle With Wall Street

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



This work tells the story of the Securities and Exchange Commission's battle for and against Wall Street during the 1980s. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning series in "The Washington Post", the book is built around the exploits of John Shad, a man who rose from humble beginnings in Utah to become a wealthy financier and chairman of the SEC during the deregulatory period of Reaganomics. Shad's freemarket policies fuelled the great bull market while planting some of the seeds for the 1987 stock market crash. This tale of how the SEC tried, and frequently failed, to protect ordinary investors from unscrupulous financiers embraces all the big business stories that made headlines during the 1980s.

About David A. Vise

See more books from this Author
David A. Vise is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller The Bureau and the Mole. Mark Malseed, who has contributed to the Washington Post and the Boston Herald, has won high praise for his research efforts on Bob Woodward’s recent books, Plan of Attack and Bush at War.
Published June 1, 1991 by Diane Pub Co. 395 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Eagle on the Street

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Despite minor errors throughout (the authors seem to believe, for instance, that any bond with a letter rating is investment- grade): a savvy, wide-ranging recap of a decade notable for a wealth of financial folly and a reluctant top cop walking the market beat.

| Read Full Review of Eagle on the Street: Based on...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Vise and Coll chronicle the SEC's tangled relations with Wall Street during the 1980s .

| Read Full Review of Eagle on the Street: Based on...

Rate this book!

Add Review