Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and Themselves


Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves Author Andrew Ross Sorkin
ISBN-10 0143118242
ISBN-13 9780143118244
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 640
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist The Financial Times Business Week and800 CEO ReadWinner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business BookToo Big To Fail is too good to put down It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years and it is told brilliantly The EconomistVigorously reported superbly organized For those of us who didnt pursue MBAsand have the penny ante salaries to prove itSorkins book offers a clear cogent explanation of what happened and why it matters Julia Keller Chicago TribuneSorkins prodigious reporting and lively writing put the reader in the room for some of the biggest dollar conference calls in history Its an entertaining brisk book Paul M Barrett The New York Times Book ReviewSorkins densely detailed and astonishing narrative of the epic financial crisis of 2008 is an extraordinary achievement that will be hard to surpass as the definitive account John Gapper Financial TimesA brilliantly reported true life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington the basis for the HBO film 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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