The Making of a Financial Legend
Written by award-winning New York Times journalist Joseph B. Treaster, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend takes you through the most compelling moments of Volckers fifty years in finance and public servicedocumenting his days as one of the most powerful voices in America as chairman of the Federal Reserve, as well as his more recent endeavors, including a mission to revive the Arthur Andersen accounting firm and efforts to recover billions in lost savings of Holocaust victims from Swiss banks.
From public politics to private business, this masterful book examines the ethical, economic, and moral dilemmas Volcker faced at every turn. Compelling moments captured within these pages include Volckers:
- Early days as a young Treasury Department official during the Nixon years and his leading role as Treasury Department undersecretary in ending the Bretton Woods system
- Appointment as president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank
- Tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987through the Carter and Reagan administrations
- Role as chairman of the investment firm James D. Wolfensohn, Inc.
- Campaigns for change in corporate governance and accounting
Weaving together anecdotes and analysis in an action-oriented narrative, Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend is an engaging account of how one man achieved results that ultimately improved the lives of millions of Americans and continues to influence the worlds of business and finance.
244 pages; ISBN 9781118160855
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Title: Paul Volcker
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