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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.
No doubt there will be better histories in the future, but I'll bet the authors will all start by reading this one.
I would also recommend The Causes of the Financial Crisis: The Role of the American Government and the Federal Reserve to readers for more insight into the crisis.
This a very well written and researched book the authors have turned what could be a rather dry subject into a throughly engaging text.
Was required reading in a undergraduate class I took at a major university. Well worth reading for insight into the 2008 recession.Published 1 month ago by HT
Great Book by Bethany McClean. I am a big fan after Enron days. All congress persons need to read this Book and get a strong Martini. Read morePublished 1 month ago by terry pruden
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to grasp the complexity behind the 2008 collapse. Bethany McClean is famous for breaking the Enron scandal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grumpus Kermitmonger
I liked the book so much I bought it twice. Well, I guess in reality I read it and proceeded to forget what I read and inadvertently bought it a second time about a year after the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. P. Henley
Interesting and informative - covers many sides of what led up to the financial crisis in 2008.Published 2 months ago by Charity
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 3 months ago by JVJ24601