By Tina Jordan
Updated March 10, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

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Years before he gave ?us The Blind Side, Michael ?Lewis wrote one of the defining financial books of the 1980s, Liar’s Poker, a riveting account of the heady bond-trading years at Salomon Brothers. His latest offering is an account of the subprime ?mortgage meltdown and origins of the global recession. The Big Short doesn’t seem to be as nicely sourced as Poker, but its narrative has the same seat-of-your-pants, almost breathless feel. Still, the bottom line is that this is not the first book on ?the hot-button topic, and it’s not ?the best, either. That honor goes to John Lanchester for his witty, elegant primer I.O.U. B

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