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Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story Of How Wall Street And Washington Fought To Save The…

by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Penguin Books USA | September 7, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story Of How Wall Street And Washington Fought To Save The Financialsystem--and Themselv is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Published: September 7, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143118242

ISBN - 13: 9780143118244

Found in: Economic History

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from This book fleshes out the movie of the same name I greatly enjoyed reading this book and understanding the relationships between all of the major players on the private broker-bank side and on the government side. The interplay between all the major participants was fascinating. I had always assumed that "power players" knew each other but I wasn't aware just how inter-connected they all were until I read this book. This book embodies the principle that "who-you-know" counts more than almost any other factor on the way up to the corporate suite; it's a factor that certainly counts a lot more than talent, merit or personality. In my opinion, the major downfall of this book is that it never explains in a direct and simple manner why Bear Sterns failed and/or why the liquidity crisis started in the first place. While the book provides excessive details about the steps taken to avoid the complete collapse of the global financial system, it fails to properly or adequately clarify to the reader all of the problems/issues/factors which led up to the credit crisis in the first place.
Date published: 2015-01-01

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Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story Of How Wall Street And Washington Fought To Save The…

by Andrew Ross Sorkin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 624 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Published: September 7, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143118242

ISBN - 13: 9780143118244

About the Book

Acclaimed "New York Times" reporter Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami.

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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.

About the Author

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, a columnist, and assistant editor of business and finance news. He is also the editor and founder of DealBook, an online daily financial report. He has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.