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The Resource The big short : inside the doomsday machine, Michael Lewis

The big short : inside the doomsday machine, Michael Lewis

Label
The big short : inside the doomsday machine
Title
The big short
Title remainder
inside the doomsday machine
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international bestseller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts." "In this visceral tour to the heart of the money-making machine, Michael Lewis traces the origins of the crisis and introduces us to a new cast of compulsively fascinating characters. We meet the people who saw it coming, the people who were asleep at the wheel, and others who were actively driving us all off the cliff. Where did it all start? How could we have all been so deluded for quite so long? Did it really have to be this way? And who the hell can we blame? Michael Lewis has the answers."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Lewis examines the American economic collapse of the early 21st century, profiling very few heroes, numerous villains and several people who just should have known better. Lewis offers a biting rebuke to this motley band of financial "experts" with keen research and a sharp pen
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2010.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2011.
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330555
Cataloging source
BT
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Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
338.542
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Financial crises
  • Investment banking
  • Financial services industry
Target audience
adult
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inside the doomsday machine
Label
The big short : inside the doomsday machine, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue. Poltergeist -- Ch. 1. A Secret Origin Story -- Ch. 2. In the Land of the Blind -- Ch. 3. "How Can a Guy Who Can't Speak English Lie?" -- Ch. 4. How to Harvest a Migrant Worker -- Ch. 5. Accidental Capitalists -- Ch. 6. Spider-Man at The Venetian -- Ch. 7. The Great Treasure Hunt -- Ch. 8. The Long Quiet -- Ch. 9. A Death of Interest -- Ch. 10. Two Men in a Boat -- Epilogue. Everything Is Correlated
Control code
000045385205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 266 p.
Isbn
9781846142574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The big short : inside the doomsday machine, Michael Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue. Poltergeist -- Ch. 1. A Secret Origin Story -- Ch. 2. In the Land of the Blind -- Ch. 3. "How Can a Guy Who Can't Speak English Lie?" -- Ch. 4. How to Harvest a Migrant Worker -- Ch. 5. Accidental Capitalists -- Ch. 6. Spider-Man at The Venetian -- Ch. 7. The Great Treasure Hunt -- Ch. 8. The Long Quiet -- Ch. 9. A Death of Interest -- Ch. 10. Two Men in a Boat -- Epilogue. Everything Is Correlated
Control code
000045385205
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 266 p.
Isbn
9781846142574
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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