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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Paperback)
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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/01/2011
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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.

‘In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible...if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read.’  - Sunday Times

‘Magnificent...a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject.’  - The Guardian

‘A triumph...riveting...The Big Short reads like a thriller.’  - The Times

 ‘A terrifying story, superbly well told.’ - Daily Telegraph

‘A rollicking good yarn.’  - Financial Times

‘Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written.’ - Reuters

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141043531
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's time to throw another tank of petrol on the Wall Street pyre, as only Lewis can * Financial Times *
He is so good everyone else may as well pack up * Evening Standard *
No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times *
Probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written * Reuters *
Hugely entertaining * Economist *
Terrifying and superbly told * Daily Telegraph *
Genius * Sunday Times *
Compelling and horrifying -- GQ
A more than worthy successor to Liar's Poker ... if you want to know about the origins of the credit crunch, and the extraordinary cast of misfits, visionaries and chancers who made money from the crash, there's no more readable account * Daily Telegraph *
A triumph ... riveting ... a genuine page-turner * Times *
The very best book about this whole affair -- John Lanchester, author of 'Whoops!'
If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis's The Big Short * Washington Post *
In the hands of Michael Lewis, anything is possible ... if you want to know how a nation lost its financial mind - and have a good laugh finding out - this is the book to read. * The Sunday Times *
Magnificent ... a perfect storm of brilliant writer meeting big subject. * The Guardian *

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“Eye Opening”

A really great, extremely readable book on the sub-prime mortgage crisis that led to the global financial crisis of '07. As you read it your blood will boil and you will realise that money can buy you anything... More

Paperback edition
7th March 2016
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“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 and dishonesty that underpinned the... More

Paperback edition
20th February 2011
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