On the Brink by Henry M. Paulson
Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

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Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson -- who was at the very epicenter of the crashing financial markets -- provides a startling, first- person account of what really happened during this time of global financial crisis - and this revised edition features fresh and original material from Paulson on the five-year-anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis.

From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush.

More than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, ON THE BRINK is an extraordinary story about people and politics-all brought together during the world's impending financial Armageddon.

About Henry M. Paulson

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As the CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1999-2006 and then as the Treasury Secretary of the United States from 2006-2009 Hank Paulson has sat across the bargaining table from countless Chinese politicians as both a banker and a statesman. Since leaving Washington, the former Treasury Secretary has worked on bridging the gap between East and West through The Paulson Institute, which he describes not as a think tank but as a "think and do" tank.
Published September 3, 2013 by Business Plus. 508 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Of Robert Rubin — Citigroup executive, former Treasury secretary, the author’s former boss at Goldman — Paulson ventures, “Bob put the public interest ahead of everything else.” Ahem: Rubin, at the time, was lobbying to enlist taxpayer support for Citi.

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The case against former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is that he equated the health of giant Wall Street banks with the health of the United States.

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The Lehman Brothers conference call for investors on the morning of Sept.

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You could argue - just like anyone who grasps the wheel during a crisis - he's keen to set the context, and to remind readers that even professionals struggle to juggle when they're tumbling down a steep hill.

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