“There are no atheists in foxholes or ideologues in a financial crisis": First Edition of Too Big To Fail; Inscribed by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Too Big To Fail.
Sorkin, Andrew Ross.$300.00
Item Number: 100735
New York: The Viking Press, 2009.
First edition of Ross Sorkin’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “You’re too big to fail! Andrew Ross Sorkin.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Heads of State.
In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy. "Andrew Ross Sorkin has written a fascinating, scene-by-scene saga of the eyeless trying to march the clueless through Great Depression II" (Tom Wolfe). It was the basis for the 2011 film first broadcast on HBO directed by Curtis Hanson, starring William Hurt, Edward Asner. James Woods, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace and Cynthia Nixon . It received 11 nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards; Paul Giamatti's portrayal of Ben Bernanke earned him the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards.