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on November 18, 2009
I have followed Bonner over the years and have appreciated his perspective. This book however was a major disappointment. The book just doesn't cover what the title (and subtitle) states that it is going to cover so from the get-go it is misleading. It spends most of its time doing a haphazard and rambling discourse on the economic history of the last 100+ years with wayyy too much time spent on Japan and Greenspan. The title of the book is "Financial Reckoning Day: Fallout"............precious little space is devoted to the current fallout from 2008-2009. Most of the pages are devoted to 1960-2002. It merely covers the ground that we've all heard ad infinitum over the last two years already in the media/CNBC, nothing really fresh at all and more importantly he does NOT spend much time covering the 'Fallout" scenarios yet to come .

The subtitle is "Surviving Today's Global Depression." You would think, therefore, that there would be pages devoted to 'what you can do in such a depression'. You would be disappointed. Only the last page or so even attempts to address that topic but wanders from it immediately. All Bonner states in gloomy repetition can be summarized by the last sentence in the book: "Our advice? Fold 'em, get up from the table before they clean you out'. I was expecting better and more detailed advice and strategies from someone as experienced. The book is a real downer and I got not one good idea from it.
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