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Boomerang

by Michael Lewis

WW Norton | September 4, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393343448

ISBN - 13: 9780393343441

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Boomerang

by Michael Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393343448

ISBN - 13: 9780393343441

From the Publisher

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

About the Author

Michael Lewis was born October 15, 1960, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American contemporary non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. He attended Princeton University where he received a BA in art history in 1982 and was a member of the Ivy Club. He enrolled in the London School of Economics, and received his Masters in Economics in 1985. His bestselling books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, and The Money Culture. He made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller list in 2011 twice with his titles Moneyball and his title Boomerang.
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