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The Big Short : Inside the Doomsday Machine

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THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILM

From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the 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
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 213g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141043539
  • 9780141043531
  • 24,895

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It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can Financial Times
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Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject. * The Guardian * 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 * 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 * The very best book about this whole affair -- John Lanchester, author of 'Whoops!' A triumph ... riveting ... a genuine page-turner * Times * 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 * Compelling and horrifying -- GQ Genius * Sunday Times * Terrifying and superbly told * Daily Telegraph * Hugely entertaining * Economist * Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written * Reuters * No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times * He is so good everyone else may as well pack up * Evening Standard * It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can * Financial Times *
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About Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis's global bestselling books lift the lid on the biggest stories of our times. They include Flash Boys, a game-changing expose of high-speed scamming; The Big Short, which was made into a hit Oscar-winning film; Moneyball, the story of a maverick outsider who beat the system; and Liar's Poker, the book that defined the excesses of the 1980s. Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.
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