Earlier this week, we reviewed Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book Too Big To Fail which provides a very interesting inside account of the most important events of the financial crisis of 2008. In a speech at the Foreign Policy Association in November, Mr. Sorkin provided some background information regarding the process of writing his book and how he was able to get “behind the scenes” to tell the story as a “human drama”.
In particular, it is interesting how Mr. Sorkin had to interview most of the participants on “background” rather than directly on the record. Perhaps this is understandable, but in many cases, it seems clear enough in the book when Mr. Sorkin directly interviewed someone because he often refers to a person’s thoughts, intentions, or obviously private conversations such as discussions with spouses where obviously no one else would be present.
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