All the Devils Are Here by Bethany McLean audiobook

All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

By Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Penguin Audio 9781591843634
15.49 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781101461839

The New York Times bestseller hailed as "the best business book of 2010" (Huffington Post).   As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant. Almost everyone has missed the big picture. Almost no one has put all the pieces together. All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders. It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature.

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The New York Times bestseller hailed as "the best business book of 2010" (Huffington Post).

 

As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers?

According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant. Almost everyone has missed the big picture. Almost no one has put all the pieces together.

All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders. It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McLean and Nocera weave seemingly unrelated strands of the story into a coherent tapestry…this narrative was constructed by skilled professionals with great care and attention. It’s a shame the same can’t be said for our mortgage industry.” Washington Post
“Hard-hitting reporting and fluent writing bring the utter devastation of the Great Recession to life.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Bethany McLean

Author Bio: Bethany McLean Bethany McLean is a writer for Vanity Fair and the coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room. She was previously editor at large of Fortune and spent three years working at Goldman Sachs. She lives in Chicago.

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Author Bio: Joe Nocera

Author Bio: Joe Nocera

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. His previous books include All the Devils Are Here (with Bethany McLean), Good Guys and Bad Guys, and A Piece of the Action. He has won three Gerald Loeb awards for excellence in business journalism and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2006. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 15.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English