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Author Bernanke, Ben

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.


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 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  332.1 BERNANKE    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 610 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [585]-590) and index.
Contents Prologue: I can still stop this... -- Part I. Prelude -- Chapter 1. Main Street -- Chapter 2. In the groves of academe -- Chapter 3. Governor -- Chapter 4. In the maestro's orchestra -- Chapter 5. The subprime spark -- Chapter 6. Rookie season -- Part II. The crisis -- Chapter 7. First tremors, first response -- Chapter 8. One step forward -- Chapter 9. The end of the beginning -- Chapter 10. Bear Stearns: before Asia opens -- Chapter 11. Fannie and Freddie: a long, hot summer -- Chapter 12. Lehman: the dam breaks -- Chapter 13. AIG "It makes me angry" -- Chapter 14. We turn to Congress -- Chapter 15. "Fifty percent Hell no" -- Chapter 16. A cold wind -- Chapter 17. Transition -- Chapter 18. From financial crisis to economic crisis -- Part III. Aftermath -- Chapter 19. Quanitative easing: the end of orthodoxy -- Chapter 20. Building a new financial system -- Chapter 21. QE2: false dawn -- Chapter 22. Headwinds -- Chapter 23. Taper capers -- Epilogue: Looking back, looking forward.
Summary 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.
Subject Bernanke, Ben.
Government economists -- United States -- Biography.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
Banks and banking, Central -- United States.
Financial crises -- United States.
Monetary policy -- United States.
ISBN 9780393247213
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