The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594134616, 459pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, , Compact Disc, Paperback

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller


When the U.S. stock market crash 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 bother to tread: bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent securities to profit from the misery of those who can't pay their debts. The crucial question is: Who got it right? Who saw it coming and made billions?




NPR
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010

Michael Lewis' new book The Big Short chronicles the 2008 financial collapse through the investors who realized what was happening to the U.S. economy while it was happening — and then made a fortune by betting against the markets. More at NPR.org

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Monday, Mar 15, 2010

Michael Lewis, who wrote the best-seller Liar's Poker, is back with a new book examining those who profited from shorting subprime mortgages. In The Big Short, Lewis profiles extreme characters — outsiders — who are the sane people in an insane world. More at NPR.org

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