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The year’s winner of the “FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016” is The man who knew: the life and time of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby.

Overview: The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby’s magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy …
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Volcker: the triumph of persistence by William L. Silber. (New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012)

Overview Over the course of nearly half a century, five American presidents-three Democrats and two Republicans-have relied on the financial acumen, and the integrity, of Paul A. Volcker. During his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, when he battled the Great Inflation of the 1970s, Volcker did nothing less than restore the reputation …
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