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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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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 13 days ago by Gary Nackenson
An all-encompassing book on the causes of the financial collapse in 2008. The breadth of this book is impressive. Read morePublished 15 days ago by John
Great book and the title fits. If you want to understand culpability of all, and identify those giving unneeded warnings of the impending crisis, then read this book.Published 21 days ago by Brandon
An interesting review of the financial crisis in that blame can be meted out to not only Wall Street, but also government regulaters, Congress, politicians and the consumer who... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Peter G. Osrunn
Good story but I hoped that they would give sources for a lot of their assertions.Published 1 month ago by Arin George
Enthralling reading. The authors set up the plot right from the word go. A real page turner.Published 1 month ago by Don Thompson