Eric Gleacher during the first round of the 2009 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club Photo: Ross Kinnaird, /Getty Images
As was the case with millions of Americans in the spring of 2020, Eric Gleacher was looking for things to do when the pandemic took hold and the country lapsed into lockdown. He was unable to travel. Going out to dinner or visiting family and friends were non-starters. Golf was also out of the question. That was especially frustrating for a man as passionate about the game as Gleacher had long been.
So, he started thinking about other ways to occupy his time. Like writing a book.
“I had been considering that for a while,” explained the 81-year-old Gleacher, a former U.S. Marine infantry officer who went on to become one of the giants of the mergers and acquisitions business in the U.S. in the latter 20th century, as well as an elite amateur golfer. “I had experiences and ideas I thought might be in...
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