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August 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

The catastrophic crash of Washington Mutual

It’s hard to fathom just how big a bank Washington Mutual was, how hard it fell and how many people were left in the wreckage when it was finally bought at fire sale prices by JPMorgan Chase in 2008. Even those familiar with this shocking story will get new insights from Kirsten Grind’s new book “The Lost Bank – The Story of Washington Mutual, the Biggest Bank Failure in American History.”

Grind, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the financial disaster, discusses her book tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors television show on state public access channel TVW. It airs at 7 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. Or you can view it here:

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Over on the “Well Read” blog, I chime in with my “books about financial crashes” reading list:

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