Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves

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8 Critic Reviews

If it's absolute truth you are after...I do recommend that you supplement Too Big to Fail with another read that is more analytical and insightful.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.
 

About Andrew Ross Sorkin

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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 is also the editor and founder of DealBook, an online daily financial report. 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 named him a Young Global Leader.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Penguin Books. 632 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Too Big to Fail
All: 8 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 3

Guardian

Above average
on Dec 13 2009

From a UK perspective, there are fascinating insights into less-than-flattering US views of us.

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Blog Critics

Good
on Nov 02 2009

All-in-all, Too Big to Fail is a must-read for anyone who wants a clear, concise picture of the decisions that led to Lehman's bankruptcy and the resulting chaotic weeks on Wall Street.

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NY Journal of Books

Below average
on Oct 20 2009

If it's absolute truth you are after...I do recommend that you supplement Too Big to Fail with another read that is more analytical and insightful.

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Globe and Mail

Above average
Reviewed by Howard Green on Nov 24 2009

There are typos and even the odd inaccuracy. The book describes $500-billion worth of toxic mortgages bundled up and sold by Merrill Lynch. By my own back-of-the-napkin calculation, that's probably impossible...Don't let these minor flaws take away from what is truly a bowl-them-over book.

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The Gospel Coalition

Below average
Reviewed by Tim Challies on Apr 07 2013

What this book does not do in any great detail is look to the underlying causes of the economic crisis.

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Seeking Alpha

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Reviewed by Jacob Wolinsky on Jan 14 2010

Too Big to Fail gives an extremely comprehensive account of the events that begin with the collapse of Bear Sterns, and end around the time TARP is passed.

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Socialist Review

Above average
Reviewed by Rachel Eborall on Dec 01 2009

The lack of analysis of how the financial crisis occurred is a problem.

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The Readers Cafe

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Reviewed by Jess on Mar 17 2013

Too Big to Fail is extensively researched in meticulous detail. It’s a “who’s who” of the major players in business and government, from the aftermath of the sell-off of Bear Stearns through the passage of the TARP legislation.

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