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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Center Point Pub
Publication date December 1, 2011
Pages 271
Binding Library
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611732528
ISBN-10 1611732522
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.95
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side!

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.

The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata 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.

The trademark of Michael Lewis’s bestsellers is to tell an important and complex story through characters so outsized and outrageously weird that you’d think they have to be invented. (You’d be wrong.) In Boomerang, we meet a brilliant monk who has figured out how to game Greek capitalism to save his failing monastery; a cod fisherman who, with three days’ training, becomes a currency trader for an Icelandic bank; and an Irish real estate developer so outraged by the collapse of his business that he drives across the country to attack the Irish Parliament with his earth-moving equipment.

Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American listener to a comfortable complacency: Oh, those foolish foreigners. But when Lewis 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.

“No one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Lewis.”
—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times


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Paperback
Book cover for 9780393343441
 
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
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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: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side!

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