Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialS ystem--and Themselves

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Penguin, Sep 7, 2010 - Business & Economics - 640 pages
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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.
 

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Review: Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

User Review  - Avinash . - Goodreads

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world. Now that the crisis is over and there has been enough time for introspection and analysis, when one looks back, the ... Read full review

Review: Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

User Review  - Estelle - Goodreads

Too big to fail - and apparently the egos of the major players are as well. This group of men - all in-bred for having worked or having dealt with each other - are quite comfortable asking each other ... Read full review

Contents

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
THE LAWYERS
NEW YORK CITY
PROLOGUE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
EPILOGUE
AFTERWORD
Copyright

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