Christopher's Reviews > On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System

On the Brink by Henry M. Paulson Jr.
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Apr 22, 2010

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I normally don't add school reads to my Goodreads list, but this one was interesting enough to add. It is an unmistakable piece of self promotion, and I seriously think Paulson is softly announcing a future run for President here. Once I got past the chapters establishing himself as a hardworking honest farm boy and college QB, with the environmental activist wife, the actual minute by minute of the Financial crisis is as engaging as a Dan Brown book with ridiculous cliff hangers and crazy characters run amok (and I mean that in the best possible way). Completely accessible. Makes one wonder what the world would be like if everything had been allowed to crash. Go Hank! But you'll have to convince all those lunatic tea partiers to vote for you, which will be no easy task.
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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather Roberts funny, i've been following paulson on the huffington post. if you haven't seen the full section dedicated to him, give it a spin. engaging stuff. this op ed piece was in the ny times in february. liked it so much i saved it. believe he's talking true sustainability.

Christopher Great article heather. I will be using it for my research paper!

Christopher Losing steam. Sleep seems better, but I will persevere. (I guess).

message 4: by Heather (new)

Heather Roberts And if tonight my soul may find her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created.
--D.H. Lawrence

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