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    DescriptionFeaturing an Exclusive Audio Interview with Michael Lewis When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine, and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestselling Liar's Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the ever-rising real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely--really unlikely--heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times. Michael Lewis, "is the finest storyteller of our generation."--Malcolm Gladwell


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    Title
    The Big Short
    Subtitle
    Inside the Doomsday Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis, Read by Jesse Boggs
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 155 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442300057
    ISBN 10: 1442300051
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, KCZ
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BUS022000
    DC22: 330.973
    DC21: 330.973
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000
    Ingram Subject Code: JB
    Libri: I-JB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57830
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    LC classification: HC106.83 .L5 2010B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    15 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Riverside