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Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--And Themselves

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A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed "New York Times" reporter Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

About the Author

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and columnist for The New York Times. He is also the editor and founder of DealBook, an online daily financial report, and co-host of the CNBC morning show "Squawk Box." He lives in New York City.

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brianp1935, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by brianp1935)
A great insight into the real workings of Wall Street and the contempt for the investors who risk their money and do not know what really goes on on "The Street"
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rrosas, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by rrosas)
Financial books I thought would be boring but this is so amazing that it is hard to believe it was true. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not put it down. The whole issue of the bailout has been reported and discussed but all the players on both sides are shown with all their flaws in a life or death struggle for America's economy. Mr. Sorkin keeps the tension and the intrigue up through the end.
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Rebecca Rosas, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Rebecca Rosas)
At first I thought that since It was about economics, it would be dry and boring. Once I started reading I could not put it down. The fact that this was real with all the drama and the people who are still making the headlines today was riveting. The way the people who handle billions and billions with non chalance floored me. This was high finance with all the human elements and it WAS REAL. For anyone who wants to know the behind the scenes of the financial issues that still plague us even today, this is a must read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143118244
Author:
Sorkin, Andrew Ross
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert on insert stock
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.33x5.53x1.38 in. 1.21 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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