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Burton Malkiel (Wall Street Journal) Review of “A First-Class Catastrophe”

“a narrative history . . . rich in interviews and archival research and personalized with vivid descriptions of the actors and conflicts involved.”

“Her writing is so skillful that even mathematical risk-mitigation techniques and arcane turf wars . . . are infused with life.”

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Shelf Awareness Review of “A First-Class Catastrophe”

“Henriques has a low-key style, favoring patient explanation over moral outrage. Still, her account subtly undermines the concept of rational markets–“human beings do not cope well in a crisis when speed, complexity, secrecy, and fear all batter our emotions at the same time”–while also making the case for pragmatic responses to financial crises.”

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