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Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman by Ken Auletta

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Lewis Glucksman was raised on Manhattan’s upper West Side, in more comfortable surroundings than Pete Peterson enjoyed in Kearney, Nebraska. His parents, unlike Peterson’s, were both born in America, the children of Hungarian Jews.* His mother, Zipporah, cared for a series of West End Avenue apartments (they moved frequently) as well as the three children, of whom Lewis was the second. His father, Jack Glucksman, owned a factory that assembled table lamps, and though he lacked a college education the senior Glucksman was well traveled in search of marble for his lamps. The family was not rich, but had enough money to own an automobile in 1939, a considerable luxury at the time. Lewis graduated with about a ninety average from DeWitt Clinton high ...

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