"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
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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."
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.