Falling Eagle

Falling Eagle : The Decline of Barclays Bank

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In this account, the author traces the decline of what was once Britain's leading bank, and uncovers a story rich in personality, intrigue and social nuance. It reflects all the elements of change in Britain, from 1980 to 2000, including the greed of the Thatcher years and the early-90s recession.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 120 x 120 x 21mm | 293g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • portraits
  • 075381109X
  • 9780753811092

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In November 1998, Barclays chief executive Martin Taylor walked out of his job. Widely regarded as one of Britain's cleverest businessmen, Taylor had reached the end of his tether after a series of trading disasters and boardroom clashes. In this account, Martin Vander Weyer traces the decline of what was once Britain's leading bank, and uncovers a story rich in personality, intrigue and social nuance.show more

About Martin Vander Weyer

Martin Vander Weyer worked for Barclays and its investment company BZW from 1981 until 1992. His father Deryk Vander Weyer worked for Barclays for 47 years rising from a junior clerk to one of the outstanding City businessmen of his generation. Since leaving the City to become a journalist, Martin Vander Weyer has established himself as a leading financial commentator, for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Independent on Sunday.show more

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