All The Devils Are Here: Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World

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Penguin Books Limited, Dec 2, 2010 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America’s most acclaimed business journalists, no-one has put all the pieces of the financial crisis together. The finger was pointed at greedy traders, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers, but many devils helped bring hell to the economy. All The Devils Are Here goes back several decades to explore the motivations of everyone from CEOs and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers and Wall Street traders. It exposes the hidden role of companies including AIG and Goldman Sachs. It delves into the powerful mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn’t about finance at all; it was about human nature. Bethany McLean’s The Smartest Guys in the Room was the best Enron book on a crowded shelf. All the Devils Are Here will be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown.

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Review: All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

User Review  - Lloyd Fassett - Goodreads

Joy Nocera from the New York Times contributed to this, which is why I picked it up. This is a fantastic book about financial services through the cause of the housing crisis to the collapse. I ... Read full review

Review: All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

User Review  - Ezra - Goodreads

As a database administrator, we think in terms of maximum stability and how to predict failure so we can neutralize it. The cool and sexy are distant concerns. So I guess I lack much sympathy for the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Bethany McLean is a writer for Vanity Fair and the co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room. She was previously editor-at-large of Fortune, and spent three years working at Goldman Sachs. She lives in Chicago. Joe Nocera is business columnist for the New York Times. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards for excellence in business journalism and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. He lives in New York.

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