The Book of Thieves

The Book of Thieves

by Stephanie C. Fox

NOOK Book(eBook)

$3.50
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013961814
Publisher: QueenBeeEdit
Publication date: 02/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 173 KB

About the Author

Stephanie C. Fox, J.D. is a historian, writer, and editor. She is a graduate of William Smith College and the University of Connecticut School of Law. She lives in Connecticut. She has written several other books on a variety of topics, including the effects of human overpopulation on the environment, Asperger’s condition, and travel to Kuwait.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Book of Thieves 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AaronBloom More than 1 year ago
The Book of Thieves is a fairy-tale flavored retelling of how the biggest gangsters and thieves in the land of Oblivion managed to set up a political and economic system that enabled one of the greatest crimes in history. Fox's story provides a quick, simplified recap of the recent mortgage crisis and a perspective on just how one creates an environment where something so terrible can happen. She writes clearly and has an entertaining and darkly humorous edge to her voice that matches the way she's chosen to tell this true crime story. Just in case you're wondering, Appendix C contains an optional Fairy Tale Happy Ending where the villains get their due and justice is served!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who works in the financial regulatory sector will be startled by this author's suggestion that the regulations be scrapped. The author advocates that new laws be made, saying that the current system is far too convoluted, complex, and an invitation to fraud. The author has done a good thing by speaking out against this.
CG_Blake More than 1 year ago
The Book of Thieves is the story of the economic collapse of 2008 disguised as a morality tale. Stephanie C. Fox methodically explains the reasons behind the financial catastrophe that is still being felt. There are no good guys in this story. What's most striking is the failure of the political system. Fox, a lawyer, correctly points out that the citizenry assumed there were laws and regulations in place to protect the country and to shield them from harm, but in both cases, the laws protected lenders and not borrowers. As an Observer, my only quibble with this tale is that the Altruists (Democrats) must share equally in the blame with the Grabbers (Republicans). Well done, Stephanie.