King Icahn has ratings and 18 reviews. Tony said: This is described as a new and expanded edition, but it disappointingly still ends abruptly in th. Recounts the life of legendary financier Carl Icahn, including his raid on Phillips Petroleum, his takeover of TWA, and more. By the author of Sudden Death: The. : King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist ( ) by Mark Stevens and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist by Mark Stevens

Preview — King Icahn by Mark Stevens. Find Rare Books Book Value. Corporate governance at a substantial amount of companies has very little accountability.

Jan 01, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: The author provides useful context on the external ov that made Icahn’s success possible during the junk bond-driven LBO era of the 80’s.

Carl Icahn’s biography is very well written and interesting to say the least. Feb 14, Diego Gomes rated it really liked it. Dec 29, William Krasne rated it really liked it. His poor outcome on TWA outlines his far superior skill as a short Listened to the audiobook narrated by the author.


Not sure I could ever actually recommend it to anyone, but I still mostly enjoyed it despite the many flaws.

Stevens had unparalleled access to Icahn and his detailing of Icahn’s early investments was particularly interesting to me. Try adding this search to your want list. So I end the book, not knowing much about Icahn, nor knowing much about what really happened with these investments except for the fact that he made a capitailst of money by using greenmail.

King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist

Sign In Register Help Cart. Best of all, it’s free. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. Badly written, dated, and even then, very empty on the editing front. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Kiril rated it it was amazing Dec 23, This is described as “a new and expanded” edition, but it disappointingly still ends abruptly in the middle of the then-unfinished earlys TWA battle.

Jul 03, Tirath rated it did not like it. Chronicling the renegade capitalist’s rise from lower middle class roots to the most powerful force on Wall Street and the most feared change agent in corporate America, King icahn is a unique and revealing look into the making of a massive American fortune. Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled.


The early chapters, setting out Icahn’s early deals, flow well, but once we reach the more complex later deals, Stevens gets bogged down in much too much detail, and the book becomes somewhat of a slog at times. Your order is also backed by our In-Stock Guarantee! It is very hard to argue with that in many cases.

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An excellent insight into the dealings and philosophy of Carl Icahn through the detailed description of a number of his deals in the s. Overall a good book that paints a vivid portrait of the man while also detailing some of the inner workings of Wall Street.

The book chronicles the rise of Carl Icahn through exploring some of the different deals he was involved in, mergers and acquisitions and the many raids on corporations during the money getting eighties. Stars are assigned as follows: Jan 04, Jason Orthman rated it it was amazing.