Preface to the 1995 edition Introduction 1 Origins 2 The Devil's Metal 3 Showing Endurance 4 The Oil Floats 5 Indigestion and Interest Rates 6 The Lull 7 The Poseidon Adventure 8 October: The Fever Starts 9 November: Arithmetic Month 10 A Wow of a Christmas 11 January 1970: Running Wild 12 Tasminex: The Last Straw 13 The View from the Molonglo 14 Decline 15 Nabarlek: The Orebody That Shrank 16 The Fall of the House of Minsec 17 Panic in the Boardrooms 18 The Destruction of the Patricks 19 After the Ball 20 Where Were the Watchdogs? Glossary Index
Trevor Sykes is one of Australia's leading finance writers, and has reported on nearly every major company and financial institution in the country. He is a former Editor of the Bulletin, Editor-in-Chief of Australian Business and Assistant Editor of the Australian Financial Review. He has written four other books, the latest being The Bold Riders on Australia's corporate collapses of the 1980s.