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The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

By Michael Lewis

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| Paperback | 9780141043531

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From the author of "Liar's Poker", Michael Lewis's international bestseller "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" is the extraordinary true story of the men who made millions from global economic meltdown. From the jungles of the trading floor Continue

From the author of "Liar's Poker", Michael Lewis's international bestseller "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" is the extraordinary true story of the men who made millions from global economic meltdown. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, "The Big Short" tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing. "In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ...if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read". ("Sunday Times"). "Magnificent ...a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject". ("Guardian"). "A triumph ...riveting..."The Big Short" reads like a thriller". ("The Times"). "A terrifying story, superbly well told". ("Daily Telegraph"). "A rollicking good yarn". ("Financial Times"). "Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written". ("Reuters"). Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.
He has written several books including the "New York Times" bestseller, "Liar's Poker", widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, "Panic!", "Moneyball", later adapted into a film of the same name starring Brad Pitt, "The Blind Side", adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Sandra Bullock, and Boomerang. Lewis is contributing writer for the "New York Times Magazine", columnist for "Bloomberg" and "Slate".

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    For all the people that do not know what really happens in those amazing years that changed the history of current world. Usefull and documented reading.

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    Out of the Storm said on Aug 12, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    Explains perfectly

    Great book, it explains perfectly and in a really clear way the mechanism and the events of the financial world that drove the real world to the crisis.

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    Starfighter said on Jun 22, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    貪婪的創新

    貪婪的創新造就一部失序的金融機器。

    <<大賣空>>用小說手法帶領讀者進入製造機器的現場,一場由80年代遺留下來的餘燼在21世紀初燒出更大的火,華爾街發明這場失衡的經濟遊戲,裡面充滿騙局、賭局與賽局。

    作者用平易近人的小說敘述,和近左派的空方角度,解構了這場失衡秩序,且看失控的華爾街邏輯如何引領一場世界級的豪賭,還有少數清楚的頭腦如何找到賭局下的破綻!

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    緯度 said on Oct 27, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Strage book.... I need to put two caveats in the open: I'm an investment banker (m&a, not fixed income) and I loved liars poker.
    Anyway, the pace is engaging and it keeps up hung, but not as much as house of cards, on a similar topic.
    It is not an ed ...(continue)

    Strage book.... I need to put two caveats in the open: I'm an investment banker (m&a, not fixed income) and I loved liars poker.
    Anyway, the pace is engaging and it keeps up hung, but not as much as house of cards, on a similar topic.
    It is not an educational piece, not sure a complete profane could understand everything, but on the other side it does not say anything technically new to the initiated.
    I guess it is the interesting story of a few contrarian fellows, but then, couldn't it be a bit more focused directly on them and lose the scholastic and the preaching bits?

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    emanuele said on Oct 24, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Fantastic book - the most descriptive account of the people (or behavioral) side of the sub-prime crisis out there. Michael Lewis is such a great storyteller.

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    olivia said on Aug 12, 2012 | Add your feedback

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