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Brought to you by Penguin. 

Autumn 2008. 

The world's finances collapse, but one man makes a killing.  

John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble. But he did - and The Greatest Trade Ever is the story of how he realised that the sub-prime housing bubble was going to burst, making $15 billion for his fund and more than $4 billion for himself in a single year. It's a tale of folly and wizardry, individual brilliance versus institutional stupidity.  

John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history. And this is how he did it.   

©2019 Gregory Zuckerman (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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"The definitive account of a sensational trade." (Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short)

"Extraordinary, excellent." (Observer)

"A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness." (Mail on Sunday)

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Great story , great performance

Loved hearing all that unfolded behind the scenes in the GFC, a very well written book

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A fascinating read

Having seen the film I wondererd how good this would be , and it was great. Many insights into Wall Street and its many characters. Well explained about very well read.