The Age of Turbulence

The Age of Turbulence : Adventures in a New World

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From the bestselling author of The Map and the Territory and Capitalism in America The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life's journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d'horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, The Age of Turbulence will stand as Alan Greenspan's personal and intellectual legacy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 563 pages
  • 150 x 205 x 34mm | 540g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143114166
  • 9780143114161
  • 308,263

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The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham s a decade ago.
Michael Kinsley, "The New York Times Book Review"
Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn t know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.
"The Boston Globe"
[Readers] will find that Greenspan s well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.
With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he s thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.
David Leonhardt, "The New York Times"
First rate . . . ["The Age of Turbulence"] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.
"The Economist"
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About Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 and reared in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from New York University. From 1974 to 1977, he served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ford. In 1987, President Reagan appointed him chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held until his retirement in 2006. He is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Age of Turbulence, The Map and the Territory. and Capitalism in America.
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6,012 ratings
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4 37% (2,206)
3 33% (2,001)
2 9% (532)
1 2% (149)
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