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Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World Hardcover – Oct 4 2011

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton; 1 edition (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393081818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393081817
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.3 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Michael Lewis possesses the rare storyteller’s ability to make virtually any subject both lucid and compelling. . . . Combining his easy familiarity with finance and the talents of a travel writer, Mr. Lewis sets off in these pages to give the reader a guided tour through some of the disparate places hard hit by the fiscal tsunami of 2008, like Greece, Iceland and Ireland, tracing how very different people for very different reasons gorged on the cheap credit available in the prelude to that disaster. The book — based on articles Mr. Lewis wrote for magazine — is a companion piece of sorts to , his bestselling 2010 book about the fiscal crisis. . . . Mr. Lewis’s ability to find people who can see what is obvious to others only in retrospect or who somehow embody something larger going on in the financial world is uncanny. And in this book he weaves their stories into a sharp-edged narrative that leaves readers with a visceral understanding of the fiscal recklessness that lies behind today’s headlines about Europe’s growing debt problems and the risk of contagion they now pose to the world.” — Michiko Kakutani (New York Times)

“Lewis’s rare gift as a guide through the world of credit default swaps and sovereign debt doesn’t come simply from his deep understanding of how the global financial system works . . . also his skill as a storyteller, his ability to tell the larger tale through fascinating human stories of greed, excess, and self-delusion.” — Chuck Leddy (Boston Globe)

“[Lewis’s] explanations of thorny financial processes are surprisingly compelling, his characters entertaining.” — Jessica Loudis (BookForum)

About the Author

Michael Lewis, is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.



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