'Shaky Ground' Washington Book Launch at Politics and Prose

Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00pm — 8:00pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Best-selling author Bethany McLean sheds light on one of the last unsolved mysteries of the global financial crisis: the limbo state of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two huge companies have become a battleground between Wall Street and Washington. How did this happen? Why does the government want Fannie and Freddie dead? McLean tells the strange and sometimes funny story in her new book Shaky Ground.

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Best-selling author Bethany McLean sheds light on one of the last unsolved mysteries of the global financial crisis: the limbo state of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These two huge companies have become a battleground between Wall Street and Washington. How did this happen? Why does the government want Fannie and Freddie dead? McLean tells… more

Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

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