The U.S. Financial Crisis: The Great Recession

A Listmania! list by William Dahl "On Porpoise" (Redmond, OR)
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The list author says: "The following comprise a list of books I have devoured to derive a more comprehensive understanding of the U.S. Economic Crisis. I hope you enjoy then as much as I did. My reviews of these books are on Amazon and/or on my blog at http://www.BillDahl.net."
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
1.  Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
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Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
2.  Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Irrational Exuberance
3.  Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
$10.55   Used & New from: $5.74
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It
4.  The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It by Robert J. Shiller
$13.60   Used & New from: $0.01
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Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)
5.  Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics) by Charles P. Kindleberger
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America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy
6.  America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy by Gar Alperovitz
$16.10   Used & New from: $0.27
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America
7.  Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America by Greg Farrell
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The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
8.  The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
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Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream
9.  Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
10.  13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson
$13.06   Used & New from: $1.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

The End of Wall Street
11.  The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein
$14.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
12.  House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street by William D. Cohan
$13.80   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
13.  Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz
$14.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
14.  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
$12.69   Used & New from: $1.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,345 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism
15.  ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism by Yves Smith
$22.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity
16.  From Poverty to Prosperity: Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity by Arnold S. Kling
$4.83   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
17.  When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Penguin Press))
18.  More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Penguin Press)) by Sebastian Mallaby
$10.44   Used & New from: $6.65
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All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
19.  All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean
$23.23   Used & New from: $0.01
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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers By Lawrence G. McDonald, Patrick Robinson
20.  A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers By Lawrence G. McDonald, Patrick Robinson by -Author-
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Chasing Goldman Sachs: How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down...and Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again
21.  Chasing Goldman Sachs: How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down...and Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again by Suzanne McGee
$17.48   Used & New from: $14.30

When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era
22.  When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era by Michael J. Panzner
$21.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Quants: The Maths Geniuses Who Brought Down Wall Street
23.  Quants: The Maths Geniuses Who Brought Down Wall Street by Scott Patterson
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Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
24.  Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future by Robert B. Reich
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This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
25.  This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Kenneth S. Rogoff
$28.00   Used & New from: $4.00
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Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves
26.  Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin
$15.88   Used & New from: $0.01
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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
27.  Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
$9.75   Used & New from: $2.47
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power
28.  The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power by David E. Sanger
$14.07   Used & New from: $0.01
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Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up
29.  Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up by Joseph E. Stiglitz
$13.13   Used & New from: $7.20
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In FED We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
30.  In FED We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic by David Wessel
$12.80   Used & New from: $1.30
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Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
31.  Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson
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  "One of my favorites"
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The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity
32.  The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey Sachs
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  "READ THIS BOOK....the way ahead...."
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Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America
33.  Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America by Greg Farrell
The list author says:
  "Fabulous!!!!"
$13.07   Used & New from: $4.55
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History
34.  The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind
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  "Fascinating..."
$13.69   Used & New from: $1.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
35.  The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
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  "Essential reading...."
$12.66   Used & New from: $3.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis
36.  Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards
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  "Expansive yet edible for the layperson..."
$11.10   Used & New from: $7.15
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Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
37.  Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson
The list author says:
  "Absolutely spectacular investigative journalism..."
$12.00   Used & New from: $1.35
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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