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Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind are Fortune senior writers. McLean, a former investment banking analyst for Goldman Sachs, lives in New York City. Her March 2001 article in Fortune, "Is Enron Overpriced?," was the first in a national publication to openly question the company's dealings.
Paired with this book, both make for a comprehensive look at the Great Financial Crisis of 2008.
This a very well written and researched book the authors have turned what could be a rather dry subject into a throughly engaging text.
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Wow! As someone without a degree in finance or economics, I was glad to have come across this book.
Of all I have read on the subject, this book comes the closest to... Read more
An amazingly detailed and clearly articulated history of the financial meltdown. At times, there is too much detail with a plethora of acronyms (perhaps unavoidable). Read morePublished 10 days ago by JVJ24601
If you read this you will never trust Wall Street again, if you ever did. You owe it to yourself to know more about what the jackals do with the financial system. Read morePublished 18 days ago by James M. Turner
Best condensed history of the financial crisis, and written in an accessible manner. Get this book.Published 1 month ago by books
Great work, great team, Bethany and Joe. These folks did an incredible journal investigation and put the pieces together in a way, that you can better understand how all the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best book on the subprime crash that I have read. Very balanced account, apportioning accountability equally to all the players (government, lenders, investment banks, Fed) in this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary Nackenson