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You probably know the names of only one of the three men on the cover, but for five years, central bankers Ben Bernanke, Mervyn King, and Jean-Claude Trichet seemed to hold the fate of the world in their hands. In 2007, as the first splintering cracks in the world economy became visible, the leaders respectively of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank went into overdrive, responding with unprecedented measures as panic spread and deepened. Neil Irwin's carefully researched, yet ceaselessly exciting account of how the three most powerful central bankers in the world dealt with a Great Recession that gripped us all.