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Boomerang by Michael Lewis.. Travels in the New Third World is the ominious subtitle of Moneyball author Lewis’s spellbinding account of what precipitated the now worldwide debt crisis. This is great storytelling.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Michael Lewis possesses the rare storyteller’s ability to make virtually any subject both lucid and compelling. In his new book, “Boomerang,” he actually makes topics like European sovereign debt, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank not only comprehensible but also fascinating — even, or especially, to readers, who rarely open the business pages or watch CNBC."

The New York Times

"In the dawn of the new millennium, few could resist the temptations of cheap credit and promiscuous securitization. Individuals, financial institutions and entire countries fell prey to the promise of easy riches. When this house of cards collapsed in late 2008, the madness of the preceding years almost instantly became apparent. Michael Lewis' Boomerang guides us through business communities on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific, showing how national character never seems to have diluted the passions of the self-deluded."

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Author bio: Michael Lewis, the author of Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game and The Big Short, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (213 pp. Incendiary: Kindle/Print editions)

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