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Too Big to Fail (Penguin, Allen Lane)

Too Big to Fail (Penguin, Allen Lane)

Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers a behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment, account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, Russia and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego, greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, Too Big to Fail recreates all the drama and turmoil, revealing never-disclosed details and elucidating how decisions made on Wall Street over the past decade sowed the seeds of the debacle.

About the Author

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the award-winning chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for the [i]New York Time[/i]s, a columnist, and assistant editor of business and finance news. Sorkin began writing for the New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he hadn’t yet graduated from high school. By the time he graduated from college he had 71 articles published in the paper. He started full time in 1999, based in London as the European M&A reporter, before moving back to New York in 2000 to take up his current post. Sorkin has won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honour 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 and the following year Vanity Fair named him as one of 40 new members of the ‘Next Establishment’.