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42 pages 1 hour read

Michael Lewis

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2014

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Essay Topics

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Why does Michael Lewis begin the book with the story of Sergey Aleynikov? How do the major themes of the book show up in Aleynikov’s story?

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What qualities, aside from being nice and Canadian, make Brad Katsuyama a compelling protagonist and a worthy leader of the project that would become IEX?

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What qualities make Ronan Ryan an effective counterpart to Katsuyama? At what points does he most clearly show his value to the project? 

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