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The Big Short :  Inside the Doomsday Machine - Michael Lewis

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

Paperback Published: 1st February 2011
ISBN: 9780393338829
Number Of Pages: 320

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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 humour, 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.

About The Author

Financial journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis is best known for intriguing nonfiction narratives like Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, and Moneyball.

"No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis....[he] does a nimble job of using his subjects' stories to explicate the greed, idiocies and hypocrisies of a system notably lacking in grown-up supervision....Writing in faintly Tom Wolfe-ian prose, Mr. Lewis does a colorful job of introducing the lay reader to the Darwinian world of the bond market." -- Michiko Kakutani - The New York Times
"Superb: Michael Lewis doing what he does best, illuminating the idiocy, madness and greed of modern finance. . . . Lewis achieves what I previously imagined impossible: He makes subprime sexy all over again." -- Andrew Leonard - Salon.com
"One of the best business books of the past two decades." -- Malcolm Gladwell - New York Times Book 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 - New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780393338829
ISBN-10: 0393338827
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25