Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink : 1000 Days at Number 11

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Back from the Brink is a gripping and immediate account of the British government's handling of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. Alistair Darling's knowledge and understanding make this not only a unique perspective on the events that rocked global capitalism, but a vital and fascinating historical document.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 32mm | 358.34g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 2 x 4 colour plates
  • 0857892819
  • 9780857892812
  • 291,983

About Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling is the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West. Initially appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1997, he moved to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. He spent another four years as Secretary of State for Transport, also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. He served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 2006, before Gordon Brown promoted him to Chancellor in 2007.show more

Review quote

...one heck of a good read. Guardian ...a balanced, thoughtful, sober account of arguably the greatest crisis of the 21st Century... Mail on Sunday [Alistair Darling] writes compellingly about the market meltdown and ensuing recession, spicing the narrative with a droll wit and acidic observations about the "arrogant and stupid" bank chiefs. If this story has been told before, it is still informative to have the scary view from the edge of the precipice as Britain teeters on the brink of a complete collapse of its banks. Observershow more