Unraveling the Financial Meltdown

If you are curious about the factors that led to the 2007 financial crisis, try one of these titles. All of these books are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Ahamed, Liaquat. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. 2009. (332.10922 A).
     Also available: CD

Anonymous. Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager. 2010. (332.64524 D).

Bair, Sheila. Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street, and Wall Street from Itself. 2012. (332.720973 B).

Barofsky, Neil M. Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street. 2012. (338.973 B).

Bartiromo, Maria. The Weekend that Changed Wall Street: An Eyewitness Account. 2010. (330.9730931 B).

Blanchard, Olivier J. et al. In the Wake of the Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy. 2012. (339.5 I).

Blinder, Alan S. After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead. 2013. (330.973 B).

Boeckh, J. Anthony. The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit from the New World of Money. 2010. (332.6 B).

Boyd, Roddy. Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide.
2011. (368.006573 B).
     Also available: eBook

Brown, Gordon. Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization.
2010. (330.90511 B).

Cassidy, John. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities. 2009.
(381 C).
     Also available: CD

Cohan, William D. House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street. 2009. (332.660973 C).
     Also available: CD

England, Robert Stowe. Black Box Casino: How Wall Street's Risky Shadow Banking Crashed Global Finance. 2011. (332.042 E).

Ferguson, Charles H. Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America. 2012. (330.9730932 F).

Fox, Justin. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward and Delusion on Wall Street. 2009. (332.64 F).

Goodman, Peter S. Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy. 2009. (330.973 G).

Greenberg, Alan C. The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns. 2010. (332.660973 G).

James, Harold. The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalizaton Cycle. 2009. (337 J).

Johnson, Simon and James Kwak. 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown. 2010. (332.10973 J).
     Also available: CD

Krugman, Paul R. End This Depression Now! 2012. (330.973 K).
     Also available: CD

Krugman, Paul R. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.
2009. (338.542 K).
     Also available: CD

Lanchester, John. I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay.
2010. (330.905 L).
     Also available: CD

Lewis, Michael. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. 2010. (330.973 L).
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eReader

Lewis, Michael. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. 2011. (330.90511 L).
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Lowenstein, Roger. The End of Wall Street. 2010. (332.64273 L).

Mallaby, Sebastian. More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite. 2010. (332.64524 M).
     Also available: CD

McDonald, Lawrence G. A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers. 2009. (332.62 M).
     Also available: CD

McGee, Suzanne. Chasing Goldman Sachs: How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down—and Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again. 2010. (332.660973 M).

McLean, Bethany and Joe Nocera. All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. 2010. (330.9730931 M).

Michaelson, Adam. The Foreclosure of America: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Countrywide Home Loans, the Mortgage Crisis, and the Default of the American Dream. 2009. (332.3 M).

Morgenson, Gretchen and Joshua Rosner. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon. 2011. (332.720973 M).
     Also available: CD

Morris, Charles R. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash. 2008. (332.0415 M).
     Also available: eBook

Moynihan, Brendan. Financial Origami: How The Wall Street Model Broke. 2011.
(332.6 M).

Patterson, Scott. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It. 2010. (332.640922 P).
     Also available: CD, eBook

Paulson, Henry M. On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System. 2010. (330.9730932 P).

Perino, Michael. The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance. 2010. (330.9730916 P).
     Also available: CD

Rajan, Raghuram G. Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy. 2010. (330.905 R).

Reich, Robert B. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. 2010.
(330.973 R).
     Also available: CD

Roubini, Nouriel. Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance. 2010. (338.542 R).
     Also available: CD

Sorkin, Andrew Ross. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis--and Themselves. 2009.
(330.9730931 S).
     Also available: CD

Soros, George. The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means. 2008. (332.0973 S).

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy. 2010. (330.973 S).
     Also available: CD

Tett, Gillian. Fool’s Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe. 2009. (332.660973 T).
     Also available: CD

United States. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report: Final Report of the National Commission on the Causes of the Financial and Economic Crisis in the United States. 2011. (338.542 U).
     Also available: eBook

Wessel, David. In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic. 2009.
(332.110973 W).

Williams, Mark T. Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers and How Systemic Risk Can Still Bring Down the World Financial System. 2010. (332.620973 W).
     Also available: eBook