Roger Lowenstein, author of the bestselling "Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist" and "When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-term Capital Management," reported for the "Wall Street Journal" for more than a decade and wrote the Journal's stock market column "Heard on the Street" and also its "Intrinsic Value" column. He now contributes articles and reviews to the Journal and the "New York Times Magazine" and is a columnist for "SmartMoney Magazine." He lives in Westfield, New Jersey.
"Lowenstein, a magnificent business writer, creates an almost novelistic accounting of the all-too-real 2008 financial collapse.... Lowenstein has a pitch-perfect sense of the Street's monumental recklessness."--"Time"
"["The End of Wall Street"] is a complex but imaginative book... [Lowenstein] is able to identify the creative instruments of financial destruction with the directness that is all-important to a book like this."--"New York Times"
"Think of Roger Lowenstein's "The End of Wall Street" as a tuition-free class in 21st-century U.S. macroeconomics... "The End of Wall Street" debunks the notion that no one could have seen the economic catastrophe coming."--"USA Today"
""The End of Wall Street" is a calm, reasoned, and often witty tour of the current financial landscape and how it got that way."--"Philadelphia Observer"
"In the flood of new books about the financial crisis, Roger Lowenstein's is a standout. Lowenstein, a highly accomplished financial journalist, lays out what may be the best explanation yet of the recent crash--and as good a prediction as any on what happens next."--"Barron's"
"Lowenstein's strong knowledge of the source material and flair for the dramatic and doomsday title should draw readers who still wonder what went wrong and how."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Lowenstein does a great job of explaining...in understandable terms that unobtrusively avoids the injection of emotion and politics."--"Booklist"
"Over the past year, there has been a steady stream of books trying to make sense of the crisis. The latest, and perhaps the most accessible and even-handed, is Roger Lowenstein's "The End of Wall Street.""--"Washington Post"
""The End of Wall Street" is a good book: witty, well-written, heavily researched and often dramatic."--Associated Press/Huffington Post
"A veteran financial/business journalist examines the