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

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Andrew Ross Sorkin

"...comprehensive and chilling..."  -TIME    "...his action scenes are intimate and engaging..."  -The New Yorker    "Sorkin's prodigious reporting and lively writing put the reader in the room … see full wiki

Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin
Genre: Business & Investing
Publisher: Viking Adult
3 reviews about Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How...
review by . September 13, 2010
Too Big to Fail   by Andrew Ross Sorkin    2010      Reviewed by :  Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      This is an excellent rendition on the details of the   2008 stock market crash. The author relates a   very complicated story of a series of financial   mishaps with  many pictures around the center   of the book.   Dick Fuld, CEO of Lehman Brothers   is pictured during …
review by . February 09, 2010
Amazonian reactions to this book seem to fall into two buckets - on one view it's the definitive account of the investment banking crisis of 2008; on the other it is a slapdash, hastily thrown together, and un-penetrating story that lets itself be distracted by the Herculean egos (are there any other kinds on Wall Street?) and Olympian hubris and therefore fails to get anywhere near the nub of the issue: just how could this car crash ever have happened? There's an element of truth in both views, …
review by . May 25, 2010
Too Big Too Fail is exciting sometimes, no question,even though the interested reader may find herself wondering how the mess came about, and getting no answers.    The book is its most interesting when describing the machinations of the leadership at the Treasury Department, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman, Merrill, AIG, Lehman etc. When you have the problem of the national economy falling apart, you've got to have some drama. Sorkin is awfully easy on some of these folks, and the …
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