The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System And Humbled The Imf

The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System And Humbled The Imf

by Paul Blustein
     
 

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The breathtaking behind-the-scenes story of the nearly disastrous global financial crisis of the late 1990s and how the International Monetary Fund tried--and failed--to stem itSee more details below

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The breathtaking behind-the-scenes story of the nearly disastrous global financial crisis of the late 1990s and how the International Monetary Fund tried--and failed--to stem it

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Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2002
“Gets way behind the headlines to bring us a clear and lively story, crammed with anecdotes and background...a superbly reported and skillfully woven story documenting an incredible number of costly and dangerous IMF mistakes.”

The Economist, May 4, 2002
"Gripping, often frightening...should be read by anyone wanting to understand, from the inside, how the international financial system really works."

Financial Times, December 2, 2001
“Paul Blustein has achieved the improbable: he has written a riveting thriller about the International Monetary Fund.”

New York Times Book Review, February 17, 2002
“…Blustein tells the story [of the Asian financial crisis] with admirable aplomb…[He] demonstrates with an overwhelming wealth of anecdotal detail …The book is thoroughly sensible.”

New York Review of Books
“A fascinating story that is a model of investigative journalism.”

Alan Cowell, New York Times Sunday Business Section, October 14, 2001
“Mr. Blustein follows this crisis from Asia to Latin America with a storyteller’s eye for dialogue and details.”

Foreign Affairs
“Applies the craft of great storytelling to a highly deserving subject that is normally the province of technocrats...skillful investigative journalism.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786724697
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author


Paul Blustein, a staff writer at the Washington Post, has covered business and economic issues for more than twenty years. He served as a correspondent in Asia for the newspaper from 1990 to 1995. His work has won several prizes, including business journalism's most prestigious, the Gerald Loeb Award.

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