The Courage to Act a Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath by Bernanke Paperback

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (962,804) 98.3%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152517526768 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Courage to Act a Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath by Bernanke Ben S. Bernankes rise to chair of the Federal Reserve, the massive financial crisis, and the Feds bold and effective response. FORMAT Paperback CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washingtons halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however-the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the brink of meltdown. In The Courage to Act, Ben Bernanke pulls back the curtain on the tireless and ultimately successful efforts to prevent a mass economic failure. Working with two US presidents and two Treasury secretaries, Bernanke and his colleagues used every Fed capability, no matter how arcane, to keep the US economy afloat. From his arrival in Washington in 2002 and his experiences before the crisis, to the intense days and weeks of the crisis itself, and through the Great Recession that followed, Bernanke gives readers an unequalled perspective on the American economy. This narrative will reveal for the first time how the creativity and decisiveness of a few key leaders prevented an economic collapse of unimaginable scale. Bernanke explains the inspiration behind the books title, saying, "When the economic well-being of their nation demanded a strong and creative response, my colleagues at the Federal Reserve, policymakers and staff alike, mustered the moral courage to do what was necessary, often in the face of bitter criticism and condemnation. I am grateful to all of them and proud to have been part of the global effort to contain the most dangerous economic crisis of our time." Author Biography Ben S. Bernanke served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. He was named Time magazines "Person of the Year" in 2009. Prior to his career in public service, he was a professor of economics at Princeton University. Review "It was Ben Bernanke, not Gordon Brown, who steered us through the 2008 financial meltdown...the books most interesting chapters are those that deal with the crisis...Above all, [Bernanke] exuded calm, even when there was plenty of inner turmoil. The calmness comes over in this book, and so does plenty of the turmoil." -- The Sunday Times "Bernanke was at the helm of the worlds most important central bank during the financial crisis of 2007-08... Here he gives a compelling account of what he and the Federal Reserve did and why they did it... the defence of the Fed against its critics is compelling." -- Best Books of 2015 - Financial Times "The former chair has penned a lucid account of the crisis and its aftermath... Mr Bernankes narrative of his time in office is a lucid, analytical affair... the book provides a robust defence of the Feds response to the crisis. Mr Bernanke clearly sees himself as someone who did what was necessary to save the economy from disaster, in the face of a barrage of unwarranted criticism. The result is a book which compels..." -- The Economist "Bernankes memoir is a crucial document of record that will be invaluable to future historians. As far as any memoir can be, it is an honest and accurate account. There is no hubris or exaggeration: simply a telling of the tale of the most dramatic period in office of any Fed Chairman to date." -- Mervyn King - Prospect "It was a happy chance that this scholar, known for his work on the Great Depression, was chairman of the central banking system of the US during the biggest financial crisis since the early 1930s. His [Bernankes] new book, The Courage to Act, provides a fascinating account of the effort to save the world from another such catastrophe." -- Martin Wolf, Lunch with the FT - Financial Times Details ISBN0393353990 Publisher W W Norton & Company Year 2017 ISBN-10 0393353990 ISBN-13 9780393353990 Format Paperback Publication Date 2017-05-23 Imprint Norton Audience General/Trade Place of Publication New York Country of Publication United States Illustrations 16 pages of photographs Media Book Author Bernanke Pages 640 DEWEY 338.092 Subtitle A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath Dimensions140mm x 210mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNile_Item_ID:100922911; Condition: Brand new, ISBN-13: 9780393353990, Format: Paperback, Language: English

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