Synopses & Reviews
The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. But in August 2007, that confidence finally began to crumble.
In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in "a new era of responsibility." It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, offering the first full portrait of his tumultuous presidency.
Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind, author of the New York Times bestselling The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, and The Price of Loyalty, gives an explosive inside account of an Obama White House overwhelmed by the global financial crisis and the political and economic consequences still being felt today. Readers of Michael Lewiss The Big Short, John Heilemann and Mark Halperins Game Change, and Andrew Ross Sorkins Too Big to Fail will be riveted by Suskinds illuminating, in-depth investigation of the financial meltdown. Rooted in hundreds of hours of interviews with key members of the Obama administration, including the President himself, Suskinds exposé offers an eyewitness account of the most momentous events in the history of global finance.
About the Author
Ron Suskind is the author of 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. He lives in Washington, D.C.