Back from the Brink: The Greenspan Years

Back from the Brink: The Greenspan Years

by Steven K. Beckner


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"Thorough and timely . . .essential reading for those who seek insight into the process and the personalities that will shape Fed policy."-Barron's

A compelling and intricate portrait of the enigmatic Alan Greenspan and the powerful institution he heads

"Steven Beckner, as knowledgeable a Fed watcher as there is in the land, has done a great job telling the story of the challenging and successful Greenspan years."-L. William Seidman Chief Commentator, CNBC, and former head of the FDIC

"Beckner does a yeoman's job of chronicling the Fed policy of the past decade."-Business Week

"No matter what [Beckner] writes these days, people on Wall Street assign magical properties to his words."-Michael Lewis New York Times Magazine

"Fed watcher extraordinaire Steven Beckner chronicles the incredible tenure of Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. . . . Read and reread this extraordinary book."-Dow Jones Asset Management

"Accessible to the financially uninitiated, this dynamic, seemingly day-to-day chronicle may be the ultimate Fed watcher's guide."-Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471325741
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/19/1999
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Steven K. Beckner is a financial writer whose reporting sends ripples through the markets with the so-called "Beckner Effect" (The New York Times). For the past eleven years, he has been a reporter for Market News Service, a wire service specializing in information on and for the markets. He is also a frequent guest on National Public Radio, where he demystifies economic and financial developments.

Table of Contents

The Makings of a Central Banker.

Hitting the Ground Running.

"Deep Root Canal Surgery."

An About-Face.

The Chickens Come Home to Roost.

"Fifty Mile per Hour Headwinds."

The End of a Recession and a Presidency.

Working with a Democratic President.

A Preemptive Strike.

Coping with a Peso Crisis and a Fiscal Fiasco.




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