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aThe most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Grahamas a decade ago.a
aMichael Kinsley, "The New York Times Book Review"
a Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesnat know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.a
a"The Boston Globe"
a [Readers] will find that Greenspanas well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.a
a"BusinessWeek"
a With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what heas thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.a
aDavid Leonhardt, "The New York Times"
a First rate . . . ["The Age of Turbulence"] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.a
a"The Economist"

The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham s a decade ago.
Michael Kinsley, "The New York Times Book Review"
Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn t know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.
"The Boston Globe"
[Readers] will find that Greenspan s well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.
"BusinessWeek"
With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he s thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.
David Leonhardt, "The New York Times"
First rate . . . ["The Age of Turbulence"] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.
"The Economist"

?The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham's a decade ago.?
?Michael Kinsley, "The New York Times Book Review"

? Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn?t know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book.?
?"The Boston Globe"

? [Readers] will find that Greenspan's well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir.?
?"BusinessWeek"

? With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he's thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining.?
?David Leonhardt, "The New York Times"

? First rate . . . ["The Age of Turbulence"] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read.?
?"The Economist"

About the Author

Alan Greenspan was born in 1926 and reared in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. After studying the clarinet at Juilliard and working as a professional musician, he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from New York University. From 1974 to 1977, he served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ford. In 1987, President Reagan appointed him chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, a position he held until his retirement in 2006. He is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Age of Turbulence, The Map and the Territory. and Capitalism in America. 

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