Daniel Drew: The bear of Wall Street
If Daniel Drew were alive today and tried to do what he did 150 years ago, he would end up with a longer prison sentence than that of any Enron executive. Drew is the stuff of legends. He "couldn't have existed in any country but America or in any era but the middle of the last (19th) century . . . ," author Louis Auchincloss noted. Drew loved to be hated. He was into money for the game. Making money was great, but making it while stabbing someone in the back was better, and if the victim was his partner, electrifying. Yet he could defraud someone one day and somehow wheedle his way into the man's good graces and confidence the next. Drew was a rare breed.