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Keeping at it : the quest for sound money and good government

Author: Paul A Volcker; Christine Harper
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987), Paul Volcker slayed the inflation dragon that was consuming the American economy and restored the world's faith in central bankers. That extraordinary feat was just one pivotal episode in a decades-long career serving six presidents. His insight into world-changing events such as the end of the Bretton Woods system, the closing of the 'gold window,' and the financial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Paul A Volcker; Paul A Volcker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Volcker; Christine Harper
ISBN: 9781541788312 1541788311
OCLC Number: 1042355748
Description: xvi, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The wise old parrot --
Growing up --
Getting an education --
Early experience --
Off to Washington --
"The best job in the world" --
Monetary reform frustrated --
Back to the beginning --
Attacking inflation --
Financial crises, domestic and international --
Unfinished business : repairing the financial system --
After the Fed --
Mr. Chairman in several guises --
The search for integrity --
Setting standards --
The new financial world : breakdown and reform --
The three verities --
Epilogue: Credit where credit is due.
Responsibility: Paul A. Volcker with Christine Harper.

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