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"Courage to Act" by Ben S. Bernanke
Rich with detail of the decision-making process in Washington and indelible portraits of the major players, "The Courage to Act" recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider’s account of the policy response.
Alice E. Smith was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin in 1896. In 1923 she received a B.A., and in 1926 an M.A., from the University of Minnesota, where she worked as an assistant at the university press. At the Minnesota Historical Society she served as a research and editorial assistannt on the multi-volume History of Minnesota. From 1929 until 1946, Miss Smith was chief of the maps and manuscripts division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. She became the Society's director of research in 1947 and held that post until her retirement in 1965. Her books, all published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, include James Duane Doty: Frontier Promoter (1954): George Smith's Money: A Scottish Investor in America (1966); and Millstone and Saw: The Origins of Neenah-Menasha (1967).
Having lived and worked in Wisconsin for several decades, I thought I would learn more about the history of Wisconsin. This is the first book in a series of in depth writings and does not disappoint. Yes, it is a "history book." There is a ton of interesting facts about the badgerland and most of the people I know have little grasp of what happened "back in the old days." Wisconsin has been a confluence of peoples from all over the globe, including my ancestry. It is definitely a series worth digging into! BTW, Amazon rocks for real books and old books!
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