Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - Business & Economics - 244 pages
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As the Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1982, Paul Volcker established himself as one of the most influential economic thinkers. Currently a major advocate for corporate governance and accounting reforms, Volcker’s reputation as a great business leader with uncompromising ethics continues to this day. Written by award-winning New York Times journalist Joseph Treaster, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend takes readers through the most compelling moments of this legend’s life in private and public service. From his early days as a young Treasury Department official through his appointments to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Reserve, and James D. Wolfensohn, Inc., this inspiring book captures the significant moments in Volcker life and explores the ethical, economic, and moral dilemmas he faced at every turn.
 

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Contents

Foreword
A Finance Legend
SeventySix
The Power of the
Chairman
Youth
School Days
Hardship
Difficult Choices
The Fallout Chapter 10 FlyFishing
Epilogue
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
Copyright

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JOSEPH B. TREASTER has been a reporter for the New York Times for more than thirty years. He has received numerous journalism awards for his work domestically and internationally, including three from the Overseas Press Club of America for his work in Africa and Latin America.

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