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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010

They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial storm - from reviled Lehman Brothers CEO Dick 'the gorilla' Fuld, to banking whiz Jamie Dimon, from bullish Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to AIG's Joseph Cassano, dubbed 'The Man Who Crashed the World'.
Through unprecedented access to the key players, Sorkin meticulously re-creates frantic phone calls, foul-mouthed rows and white-knuckle panic, as Wall Street fought to save itself.

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ISBN-13: 9780141043166
ISBN-10: 0141043164
Pagini: 640
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Best business books of all time

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for the New York Times, a columnist, and assistant editor of business and finance news. He has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, and a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award. In 2007, the World Economic Forum names him a Young Global Leader.


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The heir to Barbarians at the Gate
As close to a definitive account as we are likely to get
Andrew Ross Sorkin has written a fascinating, scene-by-scene saga of the eyeless trying to march the clueless through Great Depression II
Andrew Ross Sorkin pens what may be the definitive history of the banking crisis
Sorkin has succeeded in writing the book of the crisis, with amazing levels of detail and access
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 . . . It is hard to imagine them being this riveting
Sorkin can write. His storytelling makes Liar's Poker look like a children's book
The most readable and exciting report of the events surrounding the Lehman collapse that we have seen . . . impeccably sourced
The sense of being in the meeting rooms as hitherto all-conquering alpha male egos fight for their reputations, as their and our world judders, is palpable
Surpassed its rivals with its depth, range of reporting and high quality analysis
A superbly researched and sobering take on the events surrounding the meltdown on Wall Street
With Too Big to Fail , Andrew Ross Sorkin has broken the Barbarians [At The Gate] curse ... Ross Sorkin's ... astonishing narrative of the epic financial crisis of 2008 is an extraordinary achievement that will be hard to surpass as the definitive account