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The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Failure in American History

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    We received a brand new copy of the book the same week we placed the order without using expedited shipping. The book was cheaper than any new or used copy I could fine on-line. I definitely plan to use B&N again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Profits at any cost

    As a shareholder, I never had a secure feeling concerning Washington Mutual. Too many friends owned the stock too and few understood how their earnings could be so huge, given most of their business was creating mortgages. Then came the option ARM and I elected to sell my interest.

    This is a thoroughly interesting saga of a good business turned bad. Kirsten Grind presents a first rate accounting of WaMu's demise. I finished it, totally entertained, but shaking my head. Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Interesting not compelling

    An interesting, well-written book, but it reads like an extended collection of the authors WSJ coverage on the same topic... a lot of who what where and when, very little why or what does it all mean. In short, there was a little S&L called Washington Mutual, they grew to monster size writing a lot of bad mortgages to people who really couldn't afford them, their greediness finally caught up with them and the bank collasped. The end. There's not much more to it than that.

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    Posted August 26, 2012

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