A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in
America’s financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter
Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true,
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 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 and greed, and,
ultimately, the fate of the world’s economy.
“We’ve got to get some foam down on the runway!” a sleepless
Timothy Geithner, the then-president of the Federal Reserve of New York, would
tell Henry M. Paulson, the Treasury secretary, about the catastrophic crash the
world’s financial system would experience. Through unprecedented access to the
players involved, Too Big to Fail re-creates all the drama and
turmoil, revealing never-before disclosed details and elucidating how decisions
made on Wall Street over the past decade sowed the seeds of the debacle.
This true story is not just a look at banks that were “too big to fail”;
it is a real-life thriller with a cast of bold-faced names who themselves thought
they were too big to fail. Download and start listening now!