Courage to ACT: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Ben S. Bernanke is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Author of the best-selling memoir The Courage to Act, he served as chair of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014.


Revelatory...the book sheds light on many of the smaller dramas that hang over this crucial period of world economic history.-- "New York Times"
Undoubtedly the best account we will ever have of how government and financial institutions dealt with what has come to be known as the Great Recession.-- "New York Times Book Review"
A careful, detailed, and exceptionally clear justification for the Fed's aggressive actions to avert another Great Depression and resuscitate the American economy.-- "Washington Post"
Bernanke's insights are instructive about what went wrong and how to keep it from happening again.-- "Los Angeles Times"
A fantastic and reasonably accessible introduction to the economic thought of a former Federal Reserve Chair.-- "Vox"
A fascinating account of the effort to save the world from another catastrophe [like the Great Depression].... Under Bernanke's chairmanship, the Fed, whatever its pre-crisis mistakes, helped save the U.S. and the world from a disaster. Humanity should be grateful.--Martin Wolf "The Financial Times"