Greenspan: The Man Behind Money

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
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Greenspan: The Man Behind Money presents the famous Fed Chairman as few know him. It spans his hardscrabble childhood in Depression-era New York City, his fascinating decades-long friendship with controversial author Ayn Rand, his Juilliard education and days spent touring with Henry Jerome's jazz band, as well as two marriages, a dynamic D.C. social life, and service to six U.S. presidents. Based on unprecedented access to Greenspan's family members and peers, including Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and Milton Friedman, Greenspan: The Man Behind Money is the only book to shed real light on one of the most private public figures of our time.
  

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User Review  - Douglas White - Goodreads

An extremely shallow book that offers no insight how Greenspan thinks or makes his decisions. The reason Greenspan is such an interesting character is how he has managed to constantly adapt to ... Read full review

Review: Greenspan: The Man Behind Money

User Review  - Michael Harris - Goodreads

A well written biography about an a smart guy who understood the numbers and plotted a good monetary policy based on the data. Ultimately he was derailed by the variable MAN, who was not honest and fudged the data. Oops! Read full review

Contents

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
2
JAZZ DAYS
12
NEW HORIZONS
24
RAND AND THE COLLECTIVE
36
THE FIRM
54
TEAM NIXON
68
SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY
82
WHIP INFLATION NOW
96
CHAIRMAN GREENSPAN
154
THE CRASH OF 87
172
ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID
188
IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE
200
THE CULT OF GREENSPAN
222
A BEAR OF A YEAR
236
BIBLIOGRAPHY
252
NOTES
254

THE INSIDER
122
WILDERNESS YEARS
138

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About the author (2001)

Justin Martin is a former staff writer at Fortune magazine whose work has also appeared in Newsweek, Worth, Travel & Leisure, and ESPN magazines. He lives in New York City.

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