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"Gretchen Morgenson is a national treasure. Year after year, she has dragged Wall Street miscreants out of the shadows, exposing their dirty secrets to the public that they bamboozled with schemes and deceits. Now, working with Joshua Rosner, she has trained her expert eye on the mortgage mess that pushed the American economy to the brink. In stunning detail, Morgenson exposes the truth behind the worst financial calamity of modern times, weaving a tale that is as mesmerizing as it is horrifying. Reckless Endangerment names the names and reveals the secrets of the plutocrats and politicians whose greed and recklessness threatened the foundations of capitalism. It is essential reading for anyone struggling to understand how America entered the new era of financial chaos."—Kurt Eichenwald, New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant
"Even before Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson was my nominee for Reporter of the Decade for her forensic and prophetic coverage of Wall Street. Now, she and the equally talented sleuth Joshua Rosner, like Holmes and Dr. Watson, have pieced together the clues to a seminal mystery of the financial debacle: how American taxpayers were suckered by the shenanigans, greed, egos, back scratching, and guile of financial and political elites who swarmed like vultures around Fannie Mae, picking it clean of oversight and accountability while its executives gorged themselves on the spoils. Naming names and taking no prisoners, they drill deep into one of the most disturbing scandals of our time, perpetrated in the name of helping "the little guy." Read it and weep. Read it and vow: Never Again!—Bill Moyers, journalist, and President, Schumann Media Center
"Morgenson and Rosner have written the long-awaited volume that gets to the heart of the mortgage crisis. The fearlessness and breadth of reporting make the book as compellingly readable as it is exhaustive. Reckless Endangerment is a remarkable achievement—and should be required reading for all Americans."—Bryan Burrough, Vanity Fair special correspondent and bestselling author of Barbarians at the Gate and The Big Rich
"Gretchen Morgenson and Josh Rosner show us how, over the last fifteen years, the mortgage lending industry used money and political influence to escape regulation, enrich itself, and create a catastrophe. Particularly in its dissection of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and their enablers, this book is unmatched in its depth and invaluable to anyone interested in the causes and lessons of the financial crisis."—Charles Ferguson, Academy award-winning director of Inside Job
"A chilling account of the reckless disregard for ethical or civilized values at the heart of our financial system. If this compelling history does not completely turn your stomach, that's good - because by bailing out these individuals, their attitudes, and their way of life, we have set ourselves up for another nauseating turn of the Financial Wheel."—Simon Johnson, co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very narrow view of the entities that were responsible for the financial crisis. So narrow that it was dishonest. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Thomas H.
This classic examines the reasons for the real estate and banking crisis of 2008. I've recently reread most of it, and although Morgenson spreads the blame around, it is pretty... Read morePublished 21 days ago by normbenign
Gretchen, you seem brilliant. I have a law degree. I took advanced tax and securities coursework in law school. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Kathryn Leigh Derossitt
Describes the history of the home ownership bubble and indicts the various institutions behind it. A nonpartisan, objective work of great importance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald E Hinderliter
The information in this book is well researched. The authors do a great job of detailing legislative changes that encouraged businessmen to forget about all they understood about... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Beth Frost (email@example.com)
Another excellent book. Despite the author's desire to protect their liberal friends their honesty wins out, although I am certain if the perpetrators of the reckless endangerment... Read morePublished 2 months ago by robertolini
A fine look at a very bad time in the US financial market. The depressing thing is that many of the "bad" guys are still in powerful positions in government and in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Moon