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After all, it was government intervention (FDR's New Deal) that helped to end the Great Depression.
Fortunately, The End of Wall Street is well written, as you would expect from Lowenstein, so be prepared to enjoy a thoughtful, well-researched and engaging story.
Sorkin's book is more riveting but he also makes most of the characters appear to be good in order to get access to them.
In parallel universes, the plea in the 1939 movie to "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Candace Drimmer
Great read on the financial crisis even for a novice with little understanding of economics. A must read for everyone interestedPublished 6 months ago by Lori Bowermaster
A very entertaining and informative look at Wall Street and what lead to the fiasco in 2008. Well worth reading.Published 6 months ago by Brian Morgan
The book was a broad overview of the problems that befell Wall Street as a result of the abuses that took place in the markets for derivative products, with a focus on the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thomas A. Banker
As I've commented before in my reviews, there are basically two types of books about the financial crisis, journalistic narratives and data-driven analytic books. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MT57
This book is great for those who like detail and a bit of intrigue along with it. It also sheds light on how imcompetent those, who we view as experts and leaders, really are.Published 10 months ago by william e. alt
This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the 2008 financial crisis. A trip into Economics 101, the narrative reviews all of the important players and their moves -- the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by W. Frazier
A good read. A book for those who are interested in the financial workings of our society. Also available at your library.Published 12 months ago by Constance Damon
This nbook takes a fairly broad view of the financial crisis. It pretty much assumes the reader knows the basics about mortgages and how by 2007 so many subprime mortgages were... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Richard Stooker