The Big Short

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Non-Fiction, Economics, Education
Paperback Published on: 27/01/2011
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Synopsis

It’s not easy to stand apart from mass hysteria – to believe that most of what’s in the financial news is wrong, to believe that the most important financial people are either lying or deluded – without being insane. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas The Big Short, Michael Lewis' No.1 bestseller, 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. Chronicling the build-up of the US housing bubble of the 2000’s, Lewis pits the winners - the successful gamblers who built up hedge funds in their garage, predicted the crash and came away with millions  - against those who gambled and lost everything. Shortlisted for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, The Big Short spent an astonishing 28 weeks on The New York Times' non-fiction bestseller list going on to shape and change the tone and tenor of financial journalism as we know it.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141043531
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Big Short
Unbelieveable but true!
Michael Lewis's classic 'Liar's Poker' was the book that might have brought about the collapse of the 80's financial system, as it highlighted the greed an... READ MORE
David Kohn