- Series: Greenspan, Alan
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Touchstone ed edition (November 6, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743205626
- ISBN-13: 978-0743205627
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 91 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Scrupulous and illuminating...Woodward lucidly explains the axes of intellectual and political disagreement over monetary policy...shedding new light on major conflicts of the Greenspan era."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"A gripping ride through the oddly fragile and insecure world of big money and the curious mind of Greenspan."
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"Fascinating, intimate...the best inside job on the subject yet to appear."
-- The Dallas Morning News
"Admirably accomplishes what it sets out to do: demystify a Washington institution that is dimly understood by most Americans."
-- USA Today
"Replete with the sort of fly-on-the-wall reporting for which Woodward is famous. What comes across most clearly is Greenspan's skill at the political power games that determine who survives in the cutthroat world of Washington."
About the Author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for forty-four years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for The Washington Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He has two daughters, Tali and Diana, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, writer Elsa Walsh.
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Woodward's strength is his ability to get the inside gossip from his myriad of unnamed sources. They sometimes dish the dirt on each other which makes it an amusing read at times and one wonders the effect it has on them when they read about themselves in his books. I am sure there are some strained relationships as a result.
In this book, Woodward looks at Alan Greenspan and his work up until 2001. There is a fair amount of economic discussion in the book but nothing in the depth to make non-economists eyes glaze over. Greenspan appears to be an enigmatic figure who was quite knowledgeable in how to play politics and the press.
Overall, I think this was a very good book and as always with Bob Woodward, worth your time to read.
I was extremely pleased with this fantastic read!! However, I recommend not reading it on Kindle if you would be interested in the photos in the printed version!
The book briefly chronicles Greenspan's life and offers some sharp apercus on his celebrated tenure as Federal Reserve Chairman over the past decade-and-a-half. The book provides about as much detail and insight as a well-written newspaper or journal series and can easily be read in a day or two.
If you know little about the Federal Reserve and central banking in general, perhaps this book will be informative or a least serve as a primer for more serious reading. Otherwise, I don't see any reason to bother with this one...