The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
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.
About the Author
Michael Lewis is an American author and financial journalist. He has also been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2009, writing mostly on business, finance, and economics. He is known for his nonfiction work, particularly his coverage of financial crises and behavioral finance.
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