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    DescriptionEdited by the bestselling author of Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis, "Panic! The Story of Modern Financial Insanity" gives us a completely new insight into how markets really operate - and who really knows what they're talking about. From Black Monday to the Asian financial crisis, from the internet bubble to mortgage meltdown, our lives are ruled by crazy cycles of euphoria and hysteria that manage to grip the world but are all-too-soon forgotten. In this unique collection of articles Michael Lewis - ex-trader and bestselling chronicler of greed and frenzy in the markets - casts a sceptical eye back over the most panicked-about panics of recent decades. He tells a story of boom and bust, deranged greed, outsized egos and over-inflated salaries, where the only thing that can ever be predicted is our constant inability to predict anything. Using contemporary accounts from commentators such as Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman, plus many of his own best writings, Lewis conveys the mood before each catastrophe, what it was like in the heat of the moment, how, afterwards, we tried to explain away the chaos - and then failed to learn from it before the whole process started all over again. 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, and Boomerang. Lewis is contributing writer for the "New York Times" Magazine, columnist for "Bloomberg" and "Slate".


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    Title
    Panic
    Subtitle
    The Story of Modern Financial Insanity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141042312
    ISBN 10: 0141042311
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ, 3JMC
    BIC subject category V2: KCX
    BISAC V2.8: BUS044000
    DC22: 330.904
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 3JMC
    Thema V1.0: KCX
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    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, columnist for Bloomberg and Slate. He is married with children.