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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date March 31, 2014
Pages 274
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393244663
ISBN-10 0393244660
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Original list price $27.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading―source of the most intractable problems―will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting read. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393244663 Book cover for 9781410471543
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 20, 2014)
9781410471543 | details & prices | 423 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $31.99
About: Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (March 31, 2014)
9780393244663 | details & prices | 274 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393351590
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (March 23, 2015)
9780393351590 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $16.95
About: #1 New York Times Bestseller ― With a new Afterword"Guaranteed to make blood boil.

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