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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.
Read this book and you will know how it all went down.
This a very well written and researched book the authors have turned what could be a rather dry subject into a throughly engaging text.
It may be possible (but unlikely) that no statutes were broken but it is certain that the basic law was consistently ignored.
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 days 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 9 days ago by phil
The book demonstrates in painstaking detail the elusiveness of the "sophisticated client" in the financial world. Read morePublished 1 month 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 1 month ago by William Moore
As I read this compelling history outlining everything and almost everyone, who contributed to the recent housing bubble, I couldn't help but wonder what would be next. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr cookbook
A well researched book detailing the steps that led up to the financial crisis. This review requires six more words.Published 2 months ago by E. Hoopes
This is an eye opening look at the underlying causes of the 2008 financial meltdown. It is astounding how many people were involved in creating the collapse.Published 2 months ago by John B
I have read many books on this subject and I have to say that one is one of the best I've read.
It takes you back to the beginning, the unknown beginning of the entire mess. Read more
One of the best books I have read. This book is a must for anyone who really wants to know how the world was nearly plunged bAck into the Depression days of the Twenties, it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosemary Lewisroselewis