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Martin Mayer (1928–2019)

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Martin Mayer was an author, journalist and critic who wrote more than 40 books and hundreds of articles for laymen that demystified lawyers, banking, and thorny school problems. He started out as an old-time freelancer, writing 1,000 words a night. Then for a half-century, Mr. Mayer was a vis mere Renaissance man of letters, taking readers on behind-the-scene tours of Wall Street, Madison Avenue, the practice of law, and the tangles of a racially divisive New York City teachers strike. He wrote three novels; columns for Esquire magazine; was a music critic for a British journal; wrote for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, composed reports for the Ford, Carnegie and Kettering Foundations; and served on White House panels in the Kennedy and Reagan administrations. After graduating from Harvard he edited a scholarly labor publication, a pulp detective magazine and paperback Westerns. Landing at Esquire in 1951, he edited fiction, wrote articles and finished his first novel, "The Experts". Many of his books examined familiar professions and institutions, with titles like Madison Avenue, U.S.A. (1958), Wall Street: Men and Money (1960), The Schools (1961), The Lawyers (1967), About Television (1972), The Bankers (1974), The Builders: Houses, People, Neighborhoods, Governments, Money (1978) and The Diplomats (1983). Martin Prager Mayer was born in Manhattan on Jan. 14, 1928, the only child of Henry and Ruby (Prager) Mayer. In 1949, Mr. Mayer married Ellen Moers, an author and professor of literature. She died in 1979. In 1980, Mr. Mayer married Karin Lissakers, a Swedish-born writer and former State Department official who subsequently became the United States executive director of the International Monetary Fund. Martin Mayer passed away on August 1, 2019 at the age of 91 due to complications of Parkinson's disease. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Mayer Martin, Martyn Mayer

Værker af Martin Mayer

The Bankers (1974) 119 eksemplarer
The Lawyers (1967) 41 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Madison Avenue, USA (1900) — Forfatter — 41 eksemplarer
About television (1972) 27 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Grandissimo Pavarotti (1986) 26 eksemplarer
The Diplomats (1983) 19 eksemplarer
The Fate of the Dollar (1980) 17 eksemplarer
Making News (1987) 14 eksemplarer
The Schools (1961) 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wall Street: men and money (1955) 12 eksemplarer
A Voice That Fills The House (1959) 6 eksemplarer
Today and tomorrow in America (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Emory Buckner 4 eksemplarer
Trigger Points (1979) 4 eksemplarer
All You Know Is Facts (1969) 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Social studies in American schools 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Liverpool: 1970s 1 eksemplar
Frauen (2002) 1 eksemplar
This is a School 1 eksemplar
Jazz M'en Fou 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer

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Martin Mayer has written a number of books on the financial industry, but it doesn't seem to do him much good this time around. He can't quite seem to make up his mind whether he wants to write a serious book, or a book with a lot of the gruesomely funny stories about S&L defalcations. At one point in one of the two (!) epilogues, he tries to explain away the title of the book, but he never quite comes to grips with it, just as he never quite comes to grips with what, precisely, went wrong. He doesn't appear to think it was organized crime (as "Inside Job" seems to suggest -- Mayer does nod to that book explicitly), and while he talks a lot about political interference, he never quite brings himself to put blame on that, nor on economic conditions. In short, the book is something of a muddle, and I wouldn't recommend it for any insights into the S&L mess.… (mere)
EricCostello | Apr 26, 2020 |
LOM-Lausanne | Mar 19, 2020 |


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