Vanity Fair presents 21 true stories of the new hard
Where did all the billions go?
Commissioned by the editors at Vanity Fair magazine,
The Great Hangover is an eye-opening collection of essays
on the global economic crisis by fifteen of the most respected
contemporary business writers in America, including:
Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate) on the
atmosphere of uncertainty and fear that preceded the demise of Bear
Stearns . . .
Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker) on Iceland's bizarre
national implosion . . .
Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down) on the decline of The
New York Times and the threat to the ailing newspaper industry
. . .
Mark Seal on the defining figure of the seriously tarnished New
Gilded Age: the Grand Master of Greed, Bernie Madoff . . .
Along with compelling and sometimes hair-raising pieces from a
dozen other Vanity Fair contributors on the recent
recession's myriad villains and victims-and the worldwide impact of
the financial downturn.