Back from the Brink

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Atlantic Books, 2011 - Finance ministers - 337 pages
A political memoir that tells the story of one thousand days of crisis. It offers an account of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. It is suitable for the readers of: Too Big to Fail, Whoops!, The Storm, The Third Man, A Journey, The Big Short, Black Swan, The Age of Turbulence, Fool's Gold, and The Snowball.

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User Review  - JonArnold - LibraryThing

Darling’s a surprisingly engaging writer, more candid than you’d perhaps expect in his account of the financial crisis and its aftermath. What comes across quite clearly is the scale of the problem ... Read full review

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

Were you to have asked me, prior to reading this book, who was my favourite political biography, I would have replied, Chris Mullin. The reason for that choice was based upon the fact that here was a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alistair Darling is the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West. Initially appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1997, he moved to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. He spent another four years as Secretary of State for Transport, also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. He served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 2006, before Gordon Brown promoted him to Chancellor in 2007.

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