Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World's Most Powerful Banker

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 18, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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Power . . . Personality . . . Paradox

When Alan Greenspan talks, Wall Street listens-as do bankers, investors, politicians, and economists throughout the world. He is the number one arbiter of U.S. monetary policy-credited, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, with having simultaneously held inflation down and kept the economy growing throughout the longest and largest economic expansion in U.S. history.

Yet, this Atlas of number crunchers, who owned and operated a highly successful Wall Street consulting firm, never amassed a personal fortune, was a member of the cultlike inner circle surrounding one of America's most controversial authors, and began his career as a professional jazz musician. Clearly, there is even more to Alan Greenspan than meets the eye.

In Alan Shrugged, you'll meet Greenspan the public figure and Alan the private man in the most detailed, revealing, and entertaining account of Greenspan's life and career ever published. Filled with surprises, amusing anecdotes from the likes of Henry Kissinger and Barbara Walters, and thoughtful insights from bestselling biographer Jerome Tuccille, Alan Shrugged offers an informative and engaging portrait of one of the most powerful, capable, and complex figures on the American political scene.
 

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biography. better to read The Age of Turbulence. Greenspan is good at math good at music an objectivist Read full review

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Contents

PART TWO The Randian
45
PART THREE The Adviser
89
Photo gallery pages 143148
143
PART FOUR The Chairman
159
PART FIVE The Boom
213
Epilogue
266
Endnotes
269
Index
285
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JEROME TUCCILLE is the author of twenty books, including Trump and Rupert Murdoch. A financial writer and Vice President with a major financial firm, he has worked in the investment industry for twenty-five years. Tuccille lives near Annapolis, Maryland.

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