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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 02 October 2018
  • ISBN : 9781324002659
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 38 voters

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New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

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The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781324002659
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New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780241373682
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'Will set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year 'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the Year The phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short 'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.' The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals

The Fifth Risk

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  • Author : Michael [VNV] Lewis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : 0141989602
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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780393082241
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“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 1324002646
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"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.Michael Lewis's brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780393881561
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New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response

Heads You Win

Heads You Win
  • Author : Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • ISBN : 9781250172518
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Heads You Win is international #1 bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel, with a final twist that will shock even his most ardent of fans. Leningrad, Russia, 1968: From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780393254600
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“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2005-04-17
  • ISBN : 0393066355
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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780393066234
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is

Dear Los Angeles

Dear Los Angeles
  • Author : David Kipen
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • ISBN : 9780812984439
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A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, and many more, this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through. “Los Angeles is refracted in all its irreducible, unexplainable glory.”—Los Angeles Times The City of Angels has played a distinct role in the hearts, minds, and imaginations of millions of people, who see it as the ultimate symbol of the American Dream.

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2007-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780393330472
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Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.

The Money Culture

The Money Culture
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • ISBN : 0393066797
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The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

What Were We Thinking

What Were We Thinking
  • Author : Carlos Lozada
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • ISBN : 9781982145637
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In this “crisp, engaging, and very smart” (The New York Times Book Review) work, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic digs into books of the Trump era and finds that our response to this presidency often reflects the same polarization, contradictions, and resentments that made it possible. It is an irony of our age that a man who rarely reads has unleashed an onslaught of books about his tenure and his time. Dissections of the white working

The Fifth Horseman and the New MAD

The Fifth Horseman and the New MAD
  • Author : Harlan Ullman
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781637581407
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Beyond traditional threats from states such as China and Russia and non-state actors employing violent extremism, can America’s politics and political system withstand the assaults of the Fifth Horseman and the new MAD, Massive Attacks of Disruption? The Covid-19 pandemic, the January 6 insurrection and takeover of the US Capitol, SolarWinds cyber attacks, the Texas storms that cut power, and the blocking of the Suez Canal are harbingers of the new MAD. And the nation is unaware and unprepared to