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Confidence Men by Ron Suskind
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Dec 21, 2011

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Read from September 27 to October 18, 2011

We don't realize how important confidence is until it has been lost. Ron Suskind demonstrates that brilliantly in this book with its clever title, which can be interpreted two ways, both appropriate. Here's what Amazon.com has to say:

The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it.

Until August 2007, when that confidence finally began to crumble.

In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in “a new era of responsibility.” It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, and offers the first full portrait of his tumultuous presidency

2011 No 156
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