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Boomerang [compact Disc]

[travels In The New Third World]

By Michael (Michael M.) Lewis

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

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

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  • CD 330.90511 Lew [6 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction
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  • CD 330.90511 Lew [6 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9781442341258


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
Summary: Between 2002 and 2008, the world embraced a wave of cheap credit that allowed people to enjoy spoils they usually wouldn't be able to afford. However, when the bubble burst in late 2008, everything came crashing down, including most of Europe. Here, Michael Lewis investigates the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown and projects what awaits the countries that were, and still are, most affected.
Title: Boomerang [compact disc] : [travels in the new Third World] / Michael Lewis.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Audioworks, p2011.
Subject: Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 International finance Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century. Business & Economics.
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Isbn: 9781442341258
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Call Number: 330.90511 Lew
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Upc: 9781442341258
Bib Id: 389368

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
Summary: Between 2002 and 2008, the world embraced a wave of cheap credit that allowed people to enjoy spoils they usually wouldn't be able to afford. However, when the bubble burst in late 2008, everything came crashing down, including most of Europe. Here, Michael Lewis investigates the causes of the 2008 financial meltdown and projects what awaits the countries that were, and still are, most affected.
Title: Boomerang [compact disc] : [travels in the new Third World] / Michael Lewis.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Audioworks, p2011.
Description: 6 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Subjects: International finance
Subjects: Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Subjects: Business & Economics.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Baker, Dylan
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 6:00:00.
Notes: Read by Dylan Baker.
Contents: The biggest short -- Wall Street on the tundra -- And they invented math -- Ireland's original sin -- The secret lives of Germans -- Too fat to fly.
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