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'The Big Short' By Michael Lewis Probably The 'Best Piece Of Financial Journalism Ever Written': Felix Salmon

05/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Lewis' 'The Big Short,' Felix Salmon writes, "is not the story of the crisis, as the crisis is commonly understood."

"Instead, Lewis has found a different story -- one which he started mining for a spectacular cover story in the December 2007 issue of Portfolio magazine, and which has culminated in this book, over two years later. It's the story of what used to be called the "subprime crisis" before it metastasized into something much larger and more dangerous than that. And it's also, like all Michael Lewis tales, a human story, which takes us deep inside unique characters like Steve Eisman and Mike Burry."

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