Table of Contents

A long, hot summer.
The beginning.
The captain.
The "take-under".
The phoenix rises.
Independence day.
The stiletto.
The Ides of March.
Russian winter.
Lehman's desperate housewives.
The young lions.
No ordinary Joe.
The talking head.
The sacrificial ram.
Korea's rising sun.
The wart on the end of Lehman's nose.
Damned flood?.
Closing the books.
Epilogue. Ward takes you inside Lehman's highly charged offices where you'll meet beloved leaders who were erased from the corporate history books, but who could have taken the firm in a very different direction had they not fallen victim to infighting and their own weaknesses.