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The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. But in August 2007, that confidence finally began to crumble.
In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in "a new era of responsibility." It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, offering the first full portrait of his tumultuous presidency.
Superb look at the inner workings of what we all know to be the case: Wall Street and Washington are interdependent.Published 22 days ago by Fred E. Winter
Best book I ever read on the subject, thoroughly insightful, brilliant, an education for the lay person.Published 23 days ago by Heavenlypet
This is an excellent accounting of Obama's first two years, and how he surrounded himself with corporate yes men... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Silver
A fantastic, easy, yet informative read. An unbiased book about how the 1%'ers influence Washington DC politicians, and how President Obama won the 2008 presidential election in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter McDaniel
Reporter, storyteller, historian, teacher, communicator; Ron Suskind is all of those things and more. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob Magnant
Perhaps I wasn't in the mood for this book but I tried a number of times to get into it. I eventually consigned it to the pile for reading when I have absouutely nothing better to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by martina motz
Interesting read about Wall Street, Washington and Education of a President. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyonePublished 7 months ago by Brenda S. Geist
I was assigned this book as part of an honors course on economic policy. The readings we had prior to this were lengthy and dense, and I expected Confidence Men to be much of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by davidpostic