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Flash Boys -- A Wall Street Revolt

Lewis, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0393244660 / ISBN 13: 9780393244663
Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 2014
Condition: As New Hardcover
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The latest financial blockbuster from Michael Lewis, who has the uncanny ability to take a complex but important topic that most people other than experts find impenetrable and make it into an absorbing and exciting read. Here, according to the reviews, he has done it again, and not only is his latest book interesting, reviewers are writing that it is a warning that must be heeded. This is an UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition, SIGNED by Lewis on the full title page. It is not dated but this copy was signed on April 4, 2014. First edition stated, number line starts with "1.". Bookseller Inventory # 150811

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Title: Flash Boys -- A Wall Street Revolt

Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading―source of the most intractable problems―will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting read. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it.

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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