The financial crisis robbed thousands of Americans of their savings—yet somehow, the men who engineered the crisis haven’t been held responsible. In his new book, The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street (Nation Books), veteran investigative journalist Robert Scheer lays out the whos, whys and hows of the country’s economic meltdown.

In an October 18 review in the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Kirsch says that Scheer’s book is “a strong dose of black coffee—bracing and eye-opening.” According to Kirsch, Scheer is “not only willing but downright eager to name names, including such now-dubious gurus as Robert Rubin, Lawrence Summers and Alan Greenspan, among others,” as he takes readers through the ways that policymakers carried out the biggest white collar heist in recent memory.

—Braden Goyette