Flash Boys

Lewis, Michael

£9.99

If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world’s money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don’t know what’s happening to it. And the very few who do aren’t about to tell – because they’re making a killing. In ‘Flash Boys’, Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on.

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‘The greatest story of our age … Be very afraid’ John Arlidge, Sunday Times

Michael Lewis’s epic bestseller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye – and the whistleblowers who tried to stop them. It’s hilarious, terrifying and it’s all true.

‘Thrilling, a masterclass’ Robert McCrum, Observer, Books of the Year

‘Jaw-dropping, astonishing … Lewis has lit the touch paper’ Liam Halligan, Spectator

‘The kind of writer who creates his own weather system’ John Lanchester, London Review of Books

‘I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I’ll never play like that. But it’s good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like’ Malcolm Gladwell

Additional information

Weight 236 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 18 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

332.6092273 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F