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Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2010
I work in finance, and when I judge finance books, I'm not necessarily looking for objective reporting or flowery wording. Rather, I like getting the inside story, learning things that the WSJ and Dealbreaker won't tell me.

On that front, this book delivers.

You get information about who Paulson was before he became the Paulson we know, we find out the truth about Pellegrini's role in the fund. We find out what other bankers thought of Paulson and the funds strategy. You get some funny anecdotes, and some quotes that, even if not word for word, give you a good sense of what the key players were thinking.

One cautionary note: for the non-finance reader, there are some fairly obtuse financial terms in this book that, while he tries, Zuckerman isn't able to describe as easily as some may like. That said, using sites like investopedia and others, you'll be able to figure out what he's talking about if you're willing to do a little research online.

I'm going to read The Big Short next, and I'll update this review with some comparisons.

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