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The Big Short : Inside the Doomsday Machine

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From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis' 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).

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141043539
  • 9780141043531
  • 2,123

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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 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. The Sunday Times Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject. The Guardian

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About Michael Lewis

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 bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters), the breakneck tour of Europe's post-crunch economy, Boomerang, and the bestselling expose of high-speed financial scams, Flash Boys. Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.

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