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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.
Great in depth research regarding Obama's early years in office. It suggests why he is such a disappointment over the long run.Published 3 months ago by Douglas Campbell
I've been puzzled by President Obama's administration. This book gave me insight into the ways of Washington and events of the past 20 years. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary B. Martin
Superb look at the inner workings of what we all know to be the case: Wall Street and Washington are interdependent.Published 8 months ago by Fred E. Winter
Best book I ever read on the subject, thoroughly insightful, brilliant, an education for the lay person.Published 8 months ago by Heavenlypet