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

Authors: Suskind, Ron
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
BISAC/Subject: HIS036000
ISBN: 9781443410410, Related ISBNs: 1443410411, 9781443410403, 9781443410410
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 528,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

In this gripping book, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the complete story of the financial meltdown in the United States 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 that threatened not only a nation, 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, that continues to roil the country.

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