The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe 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.
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Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - Nick W. - Goodreads
Fantastic account of the sub prime mortgage crisis. This follows the story of the few people who saw this coming and how they used their foresight and research to create a mechanism to short the ... Read full review
Review: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineUser Review - Trevor - Goodreads
Michael Lewis' expose into the traders who correctly predicted the financial crisis caused by sub-prime mortgages is an interesting read if financial history is your thing, but it's flawed in my view ... Read full review
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