By Michael Lewis
The true tale of the crash all started in strange feeder markets the place the sunlight does not shine and the SEC does not dare, or trouble, to tread: the bond and genuine property spinoff markets the place geeks invent impenetrable securities to benefit from the distress of lower--and middle--class americans who cannot pay their accounts. The shrewdpermanent those that understood what was once or can be taking place have been paralyzed via wish and worry; at the least, they were not conversing.
Michael Lewis creates a clean, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and darkish humor, a becoming sequel to his number one bestseller Liar's Poker. Out of a handful of unlikely--really unlikely--heroes, Lewis models a narrative as compelling and weird as any of his previous bestsellers, proving another time that he's the best and funniest chronicler of our time.
The number 1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the paintings of our best monetary journalist, on the most sensible of his online game. And you must reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair
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