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    DescriptionFrom the author of "Liar's Poker", Michael Lewis's international bestseller "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" is the extraordinary true story of the men who made millions from global economic meltdown. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, "The Big Short" 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"). 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" bestseller, "Liar's Poker", widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, "Panic!", "Moneyball", later adapted into a film of the same name starring Brad Pitt, "The Blind Side", adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Sandra Bullock, and Boomerang. Lewis is contributing writer for the "New York Times Magazine", columnist for "Bloomberg" and "Slate".


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    Title
    The Big Short
    Subtitle
    Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141043531
    ISBN 10: 0141043539
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FIN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.9
    BIC subject category V2: KFF
    Libri: ENGM8000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
    Libri: USAA5084
    DC22: 338.542
    Libri: FINA4050
    Thema V1.0: KFF
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    27 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and for Vanity Fair. He is married with three children.
    Review quote
    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