Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

Author(s): Ron Suskind


In this gripping, brilliantly reported, and sure to be news-making book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind tells the complete story of the nation's financial meltdown and an untested new president charged with commanding Washington, taming "Wall Street", rescuing an economy on the verge of collapse, and restoring the confidence of a shaken nation. Suskind moves from the frenzied trading floors of lower Manhattan to the power corridors inside the Beltway and introduces a larger-than-life cast of politicians and advisors, titans of high finance, reformers, lobbyists, and others who faced a crisis that threatened not only a nation, but the entire world. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews and exhaustive research, filled with piercing insight and startling disclosures, Suskind's eye-opening book goes beyond the headlines and previous accounts, bringing into focus the unprecedented struggle between "Wall Street" and Washington, between hope and fear, that continues to roil the nation.

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"Savvy and informative. . . . The most ambitious treatment of this period yet. . . . Suskind's book often reads like Halberstam's "The Best and the Brightest". But the quagmire isn't a neo-Vietnam like Afghanistan--it's the economy."--Frank Rich, "New York"

Ron Suskind is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in the Unseen. From 1993 to 2000 he was the senior national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. He lives in Washington, D.C.

General Fields

  • : 9780061429255
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.794
  • : July 2011
  • : 234mm X 162mm X 45mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ron Suskind
  • : Hardback
  • : 330.973
  • : very good
  • : 496
  • : illustrations