The Housing Boom and Bust
Earlier I posted book recommendations and I recommended books by Thomas Sowell. Currently I am reading Sowell's new book - "The Housing Boom and Bust" - and it is also great. Sowell is truly gifted at organizing relevant material in a concise and meaningful way.
It really gives a detailed explanation of all the factors that went into the boom - including some truly horrible government policies. Warning - It is tough to read this book without getting angry at elected officials of both parties.