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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date September 4, 2012
Pages 217
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393343441
ISBN-10 0393343448
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
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“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”―Kyle Smith, Forbes

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.

Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (October 3, 2011)
9780393081817 | details & prices | 213 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $25.95
About: As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 4, 2012)
9780393343441 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
About: “Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393343441
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 4, 2012)
9780393343441 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
About: “Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.
Library
Book cover for 9781611732528
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (December 1, 2011)
9781611732528 | details & prices | 271 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780393343441
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 4, 2012)
9780393343441 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
About: “Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781442341258 Book cover for 9781442370296
 
Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (April 1, 2014)
9781442370296 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $14.99
About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side!
Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (October 3, 2011)
9781442341258 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $29.99
About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side!

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