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Title:
Paul Volcker : the making of a financial legend
Author:
Treaster, Joseph B.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A finance legend -- Seventy-six -- The power of the Fed -- Chairman -- Youth -- School days -- Hardship -- Difficult choices -- The fallout -- Fly-fishing.
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ISBN:
9780471428121
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Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Joseph B. Treaster has been a reporter for The New York Times for more than thirty years


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Chapter 1 A Finance Legendp. 1
Chapter 2 Seventy-Sixp. 11
Chapter 3 The Power of the Fedp. 29
Chapter 4 Chairmanp. 47
Chapter 5 Youthp. 71
Chapter 6 School Daysp. 95
Chapter 7 Hardshipp. 113
Chapter 8 Difficult Choicesp. 139
Chapter 9 The Falloutp. 165
Chapter 10 Fly-Fishingp. 185
Epiloguep. 201
Bibliographyp. 207
Notesp. 211