Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street

Sorkin, Andrew Ross


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Author: Sorkin, Andrew Ross
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 640
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141043166

‘Has all the drama of a Hollywood movie’ DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘The definitive account’ SUNDAY TIMES, BOOKS OF THE YEAR They were masters of the financial universe. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees, and be forced to fight to save the system – and themselves. 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 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’s award-winning book meticulously re-creates frantic phone calls, foul-mouthed rows and white-knuckle panic, as Wall Street fought to save itself. ‘A fascinating, scene-by-scene saga of the eyeless trying to march the clueless through Great Depression II’ TOM WOLFE ‘Remarkable . . . a lively account that will be hard to beat’ FINANCIAL TIMES, BOOKS OF THE YEAR ‘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’ CHRIS BLACKHURST, EVENING STANDARD, BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ISBN: 9780141043166