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The Lost Bank

The Story of Washington Mutual -- The Biggest Bank Failure in American History

By Kirsten Grind

“During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry—and even the entire country— lost its way as well.”  -- Simon & Schuster, June 2012

 

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