Books by Martin Mayer

Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Mayer's industry, his obvious good will and humor persuade even those opposed to his politics or leery of his proposed solutions that he just might be right."
A brief history, a current assessment and, finally, a plea for reform of America's courts. Read full book review >
Released: June 11, 2001

"An in-depth (sometimes excruciatingly so) financial history of a complex organization."
A somewhat dense, albeit informative, history and overview of the Federal Reserve System and its impact on the global economy. Read full book review >
THE BANKERS by Martin Mayer
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"Engrossing and perceptive perspectives on developments that could signal the twilight of traditional over-the-counter banking."
Much has happened to America's depository institutions in the more than two decades since Mayer wrote The Bankers, and his elegant update provides an informed guide to the convulsive change that has brought a remote, buttoned-down profession into the rowdy, high-tech world of financial services. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1994

"A real ho-hum."
Overlong and overly impressionistic breast-beating from one of the elder statesmen of the American bar with help from Mayer (The Greatest Ever Bank Robbery, 1990). Read full book review >
Released: June 11, 1993

"On balance, though, an instructive briefing on a capital crime and its punishment. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
While the old gray Mayer (Whatever Happened to Madison Avenue?, 1991, etc.) ain't what he used to be, there still are few to rival his command of high—and low—finance—and so his account of how Salomon Brothers rigged the unregulated market in government securities represents an informed, if sometimes exasperating, contribution to the literature. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"A timely and thoughtful alert on a socioeconomic problem whose implications are (or should be) of general concern."
Forget the misleading subtitle. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 1991

"Though far from sanguine about the industry's prospects, however, he's vastly entertaining in his wide-angle analysis of its once and future woes."
A chatty, instructive update on the ad game, once a glamour business but now fallen on increasingly harder times. Read full book review >