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The Demise Of Washington Mutual With Kirsten Grind

Rachel Solomon
07/12/2012 at 8:00 p.m.

When Washington Mutual collapsed in 2008, Kirsten Grind wrote some of the first in–depth stories for the Puget Sound Business Journal. Grind's reporting made her a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010, and now she writes about finance for The Wall Street Journal.

Grind traces the rise and fall of Washington Mutual in her book "The Lost Bank." It's a story of a deluded industry, massive human error and the largest bank failure in US history. Grind spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on June 26, 2012 in a talk moderated by The Seattle Times business columnist Jon Talton.


Kirsten Grind is a finance reporter for The Wall Street Journal and the author of "The Lost Bank."

Jon Talton is a business columnist for The Seattle Times.

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