PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Ross Sorkin's Too Big to Fail and NOT the original book. Preview: Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves (2009) begins in March 2008 when Richard S. Fuld Jr., CEO of Lehman Brothers, received a phone call from Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Bear Stearns, the smallest of the "Big Five" Wall Street investment banks, would be sold or go bankrupt in days because of the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. Paulson was signaling that Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest bank, should be worried that it could be next...Inside this companion to the book:
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