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TOO BIG TO FAIL: INSIDE THE BATTLE TO SAVE WALL STREET by  Andrew Ross Sorkin - Paperback - 2009 - from Infinity Books Japan and Biblio.co.uk

TOO BIG TO FAIL: INSIDE THE BATTLE TO SAVE WALL STREET

by Sorkin, Andrew Ross

Condition: Near Fine


Allen Lane, 2009. Paperback. Near Fine. A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2010 Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-mom ent , account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depressi on developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, Russia and the corridors of Wa shington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego, greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy. "We've got to get some foam down on the runway!" a sleepless Timothy Geithn er, the president of the Federal Reserve of New York would tell Henry M.Pau lson, the Treasury Secretary about the catastrophic crash of the world's fi nancial system would experience. Through unprecendented access to the players involved, Too Big to Fail recreates all the drama and turmoil, revealing never-disclosed details and elucidating how decisions made on Wall Street over the past decade sowed the seeds of the debacle. This true story is not just a look at banks that were "too big to fail", it is a real-life thriller about a cast of bold-faced names who themselves thought they were "too big to fail

A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington. In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.




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