Formerly with Wall Street Journal and now a columnist for Bloomberg, Lowenstein attempts to enlarge our understanding of the current economic situation by drawing on 180 interviews with governmental and Wall Street high-ups. Solid work, crowded field.

Drawing on 180 interviews, Lowenstein tells the full story of the end of Wall Street. He weaves a financial, economic and sociological thriller that indicts America for succumbing to the siren song of easy debt and speculative mortgages.