Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President - Ron Suskind

In Ron Suskind’s thorough depiction of the financial and political worlds of the first years of the Obama administration, he says that “confidence is the public face of competence.  Separating the two—gaining the trust without earning it—is the age-old work of confidence men.” This simple statement lays bare the themes Suskind explores in Confidence Men (HarperCollins, $29.99), his fast-paced, highly detailed investigation of the inner workings of Washington D.C. and New York City since the financial crisis of 2008. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer introduces us to numerous characters—predominantly male, boorish, and sexist—who once confidently acted as masters of the universe, yet were brought down to Earth by the recent financial shake-up. Be grateful there are journalists like Suskind to give us insight into what happened and why.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780061430466
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Perennial - June 19th, 2012

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