Key Lessons From the Top Crisis Chronicles

The financial crisis has seen the collapse of some of America’s most iconic institutions — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, General Motors and so on — a collapse amply documented in a growing pile of books by award-winning journalists, Wall Street insiders and government officials.

With each new addition to the financial crisis library comes a nugget of knowledge, an essential takeaway. In search of this wisdom, The Observer waded through the purple prose, the high-stakes hyperbole and the testosterone-addled atmospherics of Wall Street nonfiction to give you … the Lessons from the Top Crisis Chronicles.

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