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Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson — who was at the very epicenter of the crashing financial markets — provides a startling, first- person account of what really happened during this time of global financial crisis – and this revised edition features fresh and original material from Paulson on the five-year-anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis.
From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush.
More than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, On the Brink is an extraordinary story about people and politics-all brought together during the world’s impending financial Armageddon.
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