The Big Short

In this brilliant #1 New York Times -bestselling account of how the U.S. economy has been driven over the cliff, the author of the bestseller Liar's Poker explains how the free fall of the American economy occurred and who, exactly, is to blame.

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I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like. --Malcolm Gladwell
Author:
Michael Lewis

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Short Description

In this brilliant #1 New York Times -bestselling account of how the U.S. economy has been driven over the cliff, the author of the bestseller Liar's Poker explains how the free fall of the American economy occurred and who, exactly, is to blame.

Review:

I read Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like. --Malcolm Gladwell

Long description

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.

Product details

Author:
Michael Lewis
Subtitle:
Inside the Doomsday Machine
Format:
Paperback
Imprint:
WW Norton & Co
Publisher:
WW Norton
ISBN:
9780393338829
Audience:
Professional
Pages:
320
Width (mm):
137
Length (mm):
209
Awards:
Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2010.

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