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Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin

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From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, and the corridors of Washington, the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy. "We've got to get some foam down on the runway!" a sleepless Timothy Geithner, the then-president of the Federal Reserve of New York, would tell Henry M. Paulson, the Treasury secretary, about the catastrophic crash the world's financial system would experience.