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Also by Michael Lewis:

The Undoing Project, December 2016
Hardcover
Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition), November 2014
Hardcover
Flash Boys, April 2014
Hardcover
Boomerang, October 2011
Hardcover
The Big Short, November 2009
Hardcover
Home Game, May 2009
Hardcover
Panic, December 2008
Hardcover
The Blind Side, October 2006
Hardcover
Moneyball, April 2004
Paperback
Liar's Poker, November 1989
Hardcover

Flash Boys
Michael Lewis

A Wall Street Revolt

W.W. Norton
April 2014
On Sale: March 31, 2014
289 pages
ISBN: 0393244660
EAN: 9780393244663
Kindle: B00HVJB4VM
Hardcover / e-Book
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Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.

Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever.

The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits.

The light that Lewis shines into the darkest corners of the financial world may not be good for your blood pressure, because if you have any contact with the market, even a retirement account, this story is happening to you. But in the end, Flash Boys is an uplifting read. Here are people who have somehow preserved a moral sense in an environment where you don’t get paid for that; they have perceived an institutionalized injustice and are willing to go to war to fix it.

Media Buzz

CBS This Morning - March 23, 2015
Meet the Press - April 6, 2014
Marketplace - PRI - April 1, 2014
Daily Show with Jon Stewart - April 1, 2014
Fresh Air - NPR - April 1, 2014
Today - April 1, 2014

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