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The courage to act : a memoir of a crisis and its aftermath / Ben S. Bernanke.

Bernanke, Ben, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393247220
  • ISBN: 0393247228
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 610 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 585-590) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I can still stop this ... -- Prelude. Main Street ; In the groves of academe ; Governor ; In the maestro's orchestra ; The subprime spark ; Rookie season -- The crisis. First tremors, first response ; One step forward ; The end of the beginning ; Bear Stearns : before Asia opens ; Fannie and Freddie : a long, hot summer ; Lehman : the dam breaks ; AIG : "It makes me angry" ; We turn to Congress : "Fifty percent hell no" ; A cold wind ; Transition ; From financial crisis to economic crisis -- Aftermath. Quantitative easing : the end of orthodoxy ; Building a new financial system ; QE2 : false dawn ; Headwinds ; Taper capers -- Looking back, looking forward.
Summary, etc.:
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve documents his rise from a Southern youth to Ivy League professorships prior to the 2007 housing bubble burst, detailing the dramatic efforts to salvage the U.S. economy that made him "Time" magazine's 2009 Person of the Year.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Bernanke, Ben.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
Government economists > United States > Biography.
Banks and banking, Central > United States.
Financial crises > United States.
Monetary policy > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Electronic books.

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