Confidence Men

Confidence Men

Wall Street, Washington, And The Education Of A President

Book - 2011
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In this gripping, brilliantly reported and sure to be newsmaking book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the complete story of America's financial meltdown and an untested new president charged with commanding Washington, taming Wall Street, rescuing an economy on the verge of collapse and restoring the confidence of a shaken America.

Suskind moves from the frenzied trading floors of lower Manhattan to the power corridors inside the Beltway and introduces a larger-than-life cast of politicians and advisors, titans of high finance, reformers, lobbyists and others who faced a crisis that threatened not only the United States but the entire world. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews and exhaustive research, filled with piercing insight and startling disclosures, Suskind's eye-opening book goes beyond the headlines and previous accounts, bringing into focus the unprecedented struggle between Wall Street and Washington, between hope and fear--a struggle that continues to roil the United States of America.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2011.
ISBN: 9781443410397
144341039X

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vicchu
Mar 17, 2015

The length of this book makes it something of a slog. It's worth it, though. The author humanizes the many players in the early years of Obama's presidency with names, personalities, and anecdotes about events, building a picture with small strokes.

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achanson
Aug 04, 2012

I thought this was interesting and well-written. I will definitely be reading more by Suskind and more on this topic.

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