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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis


9780141043531

Penguin


Business & Economics;
Finance


Paperback

288 pages

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From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing. 'In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read' Sunday Times 'Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject' Guardian 'A triumph ... riveting ... The Big Short reads like a thriller' The Times'A terrifying story, superbly well told' Daily Telegraph'A rollicking good yarn' Financial Times 'Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' Reuters

By:   Michael Lewis
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   213g
ISBN:   9780141043531
ISBN 10:   0141043539
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   January 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and for Vanity Fair. He is married with three children.


It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can Financial Times He is so good everyone else may as well pack up Evening Standard No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis -- Michiko Kakutani New York Times Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written Reuters Hugely entertaining Economist Terrifying and superbly told Daily Telegraph Genius Sunday Times Compelling and horrifying -- Gq A more than worthy successor to Liar's Poker ... if you want to know about the origins of the credit crunch, and the extraordinary cast of misfits, visionaries and chancers who made money from the crash, there's no more readable account Daily Telegraph A triumph ... riveting ... a genuine page-turner Times The very best book about this whole affair -- John Lanchester, Author Of 'whoops!' If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis's The Big Short Washington Post


  • Short-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2010
  • Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2010.
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