The Age Of Turbulence is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life's journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of The Age of Turbulence Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d'horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into an elegant expression of a coherent worldview, The Age of Turbulence will stand as Alan Greenspan's personal and intellectual legacy.
"The most unexpectedly charming Washington insider memoir since Katharine Graham's a decade ago."
--Michael Kinsley, The New York Times Book Review
" Entertaining and insightful . . . [Greenspan] is an oracle smart enough to know what he doesn't know. . . . Such humility, coming from someone as powerful as Alan Greenspan, is disarmingly refreshing, as is this interesting and edifying book."
--The Boston Globe
" [Readers] will find that Greenspan's well-informed musings offer much more food for thought than the usual Washington memoir."
" With his book, [Greenspan] finally lets us know what he's thinking. . . . surprisingly frank . . . downright entertaining."
--David Leonhardt, The New York Times
" First rate . . . [The Age of Turbulence] is intelligent in a way that few popular books on economics manage or even try to be . . . An enjoyable read."
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1 . A great story
Posted February 28, 2009 by Linda , SpringI was curious about Mr. Greenspan and skeptical about this book being a 'good read', but it was a very good story about his life and how he learned, developed and used his great insight into an almost unfathomable subject, economics. He's very personable and shares details of his life that are unexpected, his knowledge and understanding of what drives nations' economies and what makes nation's wealth made the book hard to put down. No one has ever explained human nature or economics so well. I believe he has given us great tools to deal with our problems, we are just going to have to learn them and use them.
September 08, 2008
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