Books by Michael Lewis
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A lot can happen in a millisecond, if you have the right tools. Commentator Adam Frank says the rise of high-frequency financial trading marks the invention of a new time logic for humanity.
"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.
Condoleezza Rice remembers her time in the Bush administration, Michael Lewis and Thant Myint-U discuss the world's economies, Michael Moore recounts his journey toward becoming a filmmaker, and Toni Morrison collects essays about censorship and the power of literature.
No two countries are experiencing the global financial crisis in the same way. And author Michael Lewis says you can tell a lot about each country by looking at its problems. To research for his new book, Boomerang, Lewis visited some of the most financially challenged countries in the world.
In Boomerang, writer Michael Lewis tells the stories of the countries hit hardest by the 2008 financial crisis. He also profiles some people who bet against European governments and are likely to make millions if and when they default.
In 2002, the Oakland A's made history, winning 20 games in a row to set a new American League record. In Moneyball, writer Michael Lewis goes behind the scenes and explains how the A's used statistics and analytics to compete with teams with much bigger payrolls.
This week's fiction ranges from Robert Harris' take on Cicero's year as leader of Rome, to Louise Erdrich's twisted story of a marriage, to Walter Mosley's second Leonid McGill detective novel. In nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert gets Committed, and Michael Lewis probes The Big Short.
Even in boom times, family conversations about politics, money and race tend to be explosive, and arguments get even more heated when times are tough. Consuming this year's feast of great nonfiction books will deepen your knowledge of our struggling world — and maybe guarantee victory at the dinner table.
Michael Lewis' new book The Big Short chronicles the 2008 financial collapse through the investors who realized what was happening to the U.S. economy while it was happening — and then made a fortune by betting against the markets.
Somewhere along the line, the American male sat at the negotiating table with the American female and got fleeced, says author and dad Michael Lewis. In his new book, he tries to prepare new dads for what they're in for: dirty diapers and late nights.
Michael Lewis, author of a new book called Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, contends the current Wall Street slump will have some healthy long-term effects, including more moderate financial risk-taking and more proportionate rewards for CEOs.
In Blind Side, Michael Lewis traces how the humble offensive left tackle has evolved into football's pivotal position. The book also tells the story of a young man with the position's rare qualities — and his escape from poverty through football.