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And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street's Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees

 
 
 
 
And Then the Roof Caved In: How Wall Street's Greed and Stupidity Brought Capitalism to Its Knees
Author: David Faber
ISBN 13: 9780470607381
ISBN 10: 470607386
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2010-08-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $16.95
 
 

And Then the Roof Caved In skillfully explores the causes and consequences of the financial collapse that has affected us all. Written by David Faber—the award-winning CNBC correspondent—this compelling account is filled with the candid reflections of the people who brought the crisis to life. Expanded from the CNBC documentary that the New York Times called "broad, comprehensive, and compelling," and that Frank Rich noted as "superbly done," this book is a must-read.

"Historians investigating the financial collapse of '08–'09 must begin by reading this book. This is close-range reporting . . . the work of a veteran financial journalist who was 'present at the creation' of this crisis. Faber has it all, up close—the people, failures, and greed. He tells us what it was like to be on the inside when the roof caved in."

Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News

"Faber has written a masterful insider's guide to the implosion of the American financial system. He takes you as close as Greenspan's early worries and then shows you how the disastrous hair-triggers built into the system fired off—and how a few bright minds turned disaster into great fortunes. Faber brings readers right inside his notebook—long regarded as the best in financial news—and emerges with a story that is breathtaking."

Joshua Ramo, author, The Age of the Unthinkable and Managing Director, Kissinger Associates

"There is no one better than David Faber when it comes to following the financial services business. His incredible access and valuable insights make his reporting a must-see for millions of viewers around the world. Now, he's written a book that is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how a housing bubble turned into a worldwide economic crisis."

Joe Kernen, coanchor, CNBC's Squawk Box