Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 0.39 in
Published: March 31, 2014
Publisher: S&S Audio
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442370270
ISBN - 13: 9781442370272
From the Publisher
From the #1 bestselling author of The Blind Side
Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael
Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator
stalking the equity markets.
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who
figure out that the US stock market has been rigged for the benefit
of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have
become not more free but less, and more controlled by the
big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to
this realization separately; but after they discover each other,
the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial
markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which
high-frequency trading-source of the most intractable problems-will
have no advantage whatsoever.
The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely
different from what you think of when you think "Wall Street guy."
Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that
paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point
they investigate the big banks, the world's stock exchanges, and
high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated,
and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates
The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the
financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if
you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account,
this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys
is an uplifting story. Here are people who have somehow preserved a
moral sense in an environment where you don't get paid for that;
they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing
to go to war to fix it.
About the Author
Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15, 1960. He received a BA in art history from Princeton University in 1982 and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1985. He is a non-fiction author/journalist of mostly financial themes. His books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, The Money Culture, and Boomerang.