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Borrow by Louis Hyman.. The American Way of Debt, and how we got this way, especially with respect to consumer credit. Hyman paints a picture and offers solutions.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Stocked with colorful personalities and trenchant insights, Hyman’s lucid, entertaining, and timely treatise illuminates the murky processes by which debt became the troubled center of economic life."

Publishers Weekly

"An evenhanded account aimed at the general reader baffled by today’s economic crisis. From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."

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Author bio: Louis Hyman attended Columbia University, where he received a BA in history and mathematics. A former Fulbright scholar and a consultant at McKinsey & Co., he received his PhD in American history in 2007 from Harvard University. He is currently an assistant professor in Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he teaches history. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (304 pp. Creditworthy: Kindle/Print editions)

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