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New York Times bestselling author Roger Lowenstein warns Mr. Media of 'The End of Wall Street'

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Interviews by Bob Andelman

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The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account by Roger Lowenstein of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Drawing on 180 interviews, including sit-downs with top government officials and Wall Street CEOs, Lowenstein tells, with grace, wit, and razor-sharp understanding, the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it.

The End of Wall Street is rife with historical lessons and bursting with fast-paced action. Lowenstein introduces his story with precisely etched, laser-like profiles of Angelo Mozilo, the Johnny Appleseed of subprime mortgages who spreads toxic loans across the landscape like wild crabapples, and moves to a damning explication of how rating agencies helped gift wrap faulty loans in the guise of triple-A paper and a takedown of the academic formulas that-once again- proved the ruin of investors and banks. Lowenstein excels with a series of searing profiles of banking CEOs, such as the ferret-like Dick Fuld of Lehman and the bloodless Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, and of government officials from the restless, deal-obsessed Hank Paulson and the overmatched Tim Geithner to the cerebral academic Ben Bernanke, who sought to avoid a repeat of the one crisis he spent a lifetime trying to understand-the Great Depression.

Lowenstein will appears at a Forum Truth event in Sarasota, FL, on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm. Reservations for the evening’s presentation can be made online: forumtruth.org.

Join Mr. Media’s Bob Andelman as he talks with ROGER LOWENSTEIN about his book, THE END OF WALL STREET, on Thursday, April 22 @ 1:30 p.m. ET.