Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves
By Andrew Ross Sorkin
Viking; 624 pages
Behind each twist and turn of last year's financial crisis was a small club of (mostly) men--many of them friends, plenty more rivals--who determined, often by the seat of their pants, how events would unfold. In Too Big to Fail, Sorkin, a New York Times reporter, takes us inside the cozy world of Wall Street chieftains and their Washington alter egos. Why did the U.S. Treasury Department ask Congress for $700 billion in bank-bailout...