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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.
McLean & Nocera unravel the problems leading up to, and actions taken after the largest financial crisis the nation has ever experienced. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sam The Sham
A clear detailed look at the programs of greed for more and more profit led the banks and investment houses to overlook the extreme risks that they were taking with other people's... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Laraine Walker
A fun read the authors had a difficult time crafting a sensible narrative. More technical speak acronyms than might be ideal perhaps a glossary that was easy to refer to could... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Dr. Evol
Lots of delicious details on the history of America's financial world that led to the 2008 financial disaster. More information than I'll ever need but I enjoyed every page. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MechPebbles
This is the best book I've read regarding how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together and created the financial crisis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phillip Maggio
Enjoyed the book very much. Good recount of some of the history leading up to the banking crisis. Some of the causes like the Fed leaving interest rates at 1% for several years,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matthew Cappiello
Not as easy of a read as Michael Lewis's "Big Short but with much more history and they name names of the guilty parties farm more than Lewis does.Published 3 months ago by phil
The book demonstrates in painstaking detail the elusiveness of the "sophisticated client" in the financial world. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Valentin Vakar
The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is a complex mess, and many a book have tried to tackle it. Ms. McLean's reporting is by-far the best and broadest account of what happened. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William Moore