Confidence Men

Confidence Men : Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

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AcclaimedPulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, authorof the New York Times bestselling The Way of the World, The OnePercent Doctrine, and The Price of Loyalty, gives anexplosive inside account of an Obama White House overwhelmed by the globalfinancial crisis--and the political and economic consequences still being felttoday. Readers of Michael Lewis's The Big Short, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's GameChange, and Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big toFail will be riveted by Suskind's illuminating, in-depth investigation of the financial meltdown. Rooted in hundreds of hoursof interviews with key members of the Obama administration, including thePresident himself, Suskind's expose offers aneyewitness account of the most momentous events in the history of globalfinance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 946 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 53.34mm | 816.46g
  • Harperluxe
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062088734
  • 9780062088734
  • 592,874

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"Suskind's account of the Obama administration is a marker of our times. It reveals a President unable to perform responsibly the duties of his high office. . . . Suskind's contribution to this tale of woe is to give us a fine grained picture of Obama's passive place in deliberations."--Huffington Post The Huffington Post
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In this gripping, revelatory, and brilliantly reported book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind tells for the first time the full 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 nation.

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 unlike anything they had ever imagined. Based on hundreds of interviews, filled with piercing insight and startling disclosures, Confidence Men brings into focus the unprecedented struggle between the nation's two capitals--New York and Washington, one of private gain, the other of public purpose--that continues to divide and roil America.
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