Synopses & Reviews
Perhaps the last Washington secret is how the Federal Reserve and its enigmatic chairman, Alan Greenspan, operate. In Maestro, Bob Woodward uses his proven interviewing and research techniques to take you inside the Fed and Greenspan's thinking. Woodward presents the Greenspan years as a gripping narrative, a remarkable portrait of a man who has become the symbol of American economic preeminence.
"Replete with the sort of fly-on-the-wall reporting for which Woodward is famous. What comes across most clearly is Greenspan's skill at the political power games that determine who survives in the cutthroat world of Washington."
"A gripping ride through the oddly fragile and insecure world of big money and the curious mind of Greenspan."
-- San Francisco Chronicle
"Admirably accomplishes what it sets out to do: demystify a Washington institution that is dimly understood by most Americans."
-- USA Today
"Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time."
-- Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation
"Scrupulous and illuminating...Woodward lucidly explains the axes of intellectual and political disagreement over monetary policy...shedding new light on major conflicts of the Greenspan era."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Fascinating, intimate...the best inside job on the subject yet to appear."
-- The Dallas Morning News
Woodward, author of eight national bestsellers, reveals here how the Federal Reserve and its Chairman, Alan Greenspan, operates, and demystifies a little understood Washington institution.
About the Author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for thirty-seven years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post's coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He is the author of Obama's Wars, The War Within, Bush at War, Plan of Attack, and State of Denial, among others.