The Premonition  A Pandemic Story Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Premonition A Pandemic Story


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393881561
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

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The Premonition A Pandemic Story Summary:

New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

The Premonition Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Premonition


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141996585
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb

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The Premonition Summary:

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Superb ... It is tremendous fun, tremendously told' The Times 'A fluid intellectual thriller' Daily Telegraph From the global bestselling author of The Big Short, the gripping story of the maverick scientists who hunted down Covid-19 'It's a foreboding,' she said. 'A knowing that something is looming around the corner. Like how when the seasons change you can smell Fall in the air right before the leaves change and the wind turns cold.' In January 2020, as people started dying from a new virus in Wuhan, China, few really understood the magnitude of what was happening. Except, that is, a small group of scientific misfits who in their different ways had been obsessed all their lives with how viruses spread and replicated - and with why the governments and the institutions that were supposed to look after us, kept making the same mistakes time and again. This group saw what nobody else did. A pandemic was coming. We weren't prepared. The Premonition is the extraordinary story of a group who anticipated, traced and hunted the coronavirus; who understood the need to think differently, to learn from history, to question everything; and to do all of this fast, in order to act, to save lives, communities, society itself. It's a story about the workings of the human mind; about the failures and triumphs of human judgement and imagination. It's the story of how we got to now. 'Lewis is a master of his form' Sunday Times

Boomerang  Travels in the New Third World Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Boomerang Travels in the New Third World


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393082241
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb

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Boomerang Travels in the New Third World Summary:

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Home Game  An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-06-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0393071383
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 8,7 Mb

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Home Game An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood Summary:

The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

Liar s Poker Book
Score: 3
From 277 Ratings

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066258
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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Liar s Poker Summary:

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254600
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

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The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Summary:

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

The Fifth Risk Book
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

The Fifth Risk


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324002659
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb

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New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

The Money Culture Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Money Culture


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066797
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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The Money Culture Summary:

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.