According to The Economist ("Read It and Weep," Oct. 9, 2008), the global banking crisis has actually caused a mini-boom in book publishing. The magazine counts 18 books on the crisis either already published or in the works.
Here’s a few books owned by the library that might interest you:
The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do About It by Robert Shiller
Financial Shock: A 360° Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis by Mark Zandi
The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David Smick
The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street by Jonathan Knee
Blue Blood and Mutiny: The Fight for the Soul of Morgan Stanley by Patricia Beard
How are you handling the onslaught of bad financial news in our 24/7 media culture?
Don’t Miss . . .
Take a break from the discouraging financial news and enjoy an evening with spy novelist Daniel Silva. Silva will discuss "The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer" at 7:30 p.m. on October 14 in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center.
The event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library Center for the Book. Books will be available for sale and signing. No registration is required; first come, first served. For more information, call 703-324-8428. The Government Center is located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.
Silva is the author of 11 suspense novels, including The Kill Artist, The Secret Servant and his most recent, the New York Times bestseller, Moscow Rules.