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

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That Friday evening, Peter A. Cohen, Schwarzman’s next-door neighbor in the Hamptons, settled in bed and decided to read a magazine before turning in. Weekends were special for Peter Cohen, his time to unwind after a busy week on Wall Street. Here he retreated to his chain saws and tools, built furniture or split wood, spent time with a wife and two children, who were, probably only next to work, the core of his life. On the eastern end of Long Island the Cohens relaxed. Peter Cohen needed that, for if there is a word that epitomizes him it is taut. Cohen’s body is lean, hard and short; a tight cap of dark hair hugs his head; he is all business—from the neat marble-top desk to the terse responses, to the small PC monogrammed on his shirts, to ...

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