Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail

The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialS ystem–and Themselves

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Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120278
  • 640 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country’s most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world’s economy.
Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail

Written by: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Awards

Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award – winner
Loeb Award – winner

Praise

“…comprehensive and chilling…”
-TIME

“…his action scenes are intimate and engaging…”
-The New Yorker

“Sorkin’s prodigious reporting and lively writing put the reader in the room for some of the biggest-dollar conference calls in history. It’s an entertaining book, brisk book…Sorkin skillfully captures the raucous enthusiasm and riotous greed that fueled this rational irrationality.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“…brings the drama alive with unusual inside access and compelling detail…A deeply researched account of the financial meltdown.”
-BusinessWeek

“…meticulously researched…told brilliantly. Other blow-by-blow accounts are in the works. It is hard to imagine them being this riveting.”
-The Economist

“Sorkin’s densely detailed and astonishing narrative of the epic financial crisis of 2008 is an extraordinary achievement that will be hard to surpass as the definitive account…as a dramatic close-up, his book is hard to beat.”
-Financial Times

“Sorkin’s book, like its author, is a phenom…an absolute tour de force.”
-The American Prospect

“Andrew Ross Sorkin pens what may be the definitive history of the banking crisis.”
-The Atlantic Monthly

“Andrew Ross Sorkin has written a fascinating, scene-by-scene saga of the eyeless trying to march the clueless through Great Depression II.”
-Tom Wolfe

“…Sorkin has succeeded in writing the book of the crisis, with amazing levels of detail and access.”
-Reuters

“Sorkin can write. His storytelling makes “Liar’s Poker” look like a children’s book.”
-SNL Financial
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