Saturday, January 23, 2010

Book Giveaway-On The Brink by Henry Paulson Jr.

I have five copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment with your email address below. This contest is open to US and Canada but no PO Box addresses. The winner will be chosen on February 22.

Summary:
When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation's next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging.

But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the very epicenter of the world's most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression. Major institutions including Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup, among others-all steeped in rich, longstanding tradition-literally teetered at the edge of collapse. Panic ensnared international markets. Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day, destroying jobs across America and undermining the financial security millions of families had spent their lifetimes building.

This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime economic nightmare. Events no one had thought possible were happening in quick succession, and people all over the globe were terrified that the continuing downward spiral would bring unprecedented chaos. All eyes turned to the United States Treasury Secretary to avert the disaster.

This, then, is Hank Paulson's first-person account. From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, ON THE BRINK is Paulson's fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush.

More than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, ON THE BRINK is an extraordinary story about people and politics-all brought together during the world's impending financial Armageddon.

26 comments:

  1. I'd like to read this book. Thanks for the chance.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  2. I'd love to read Paulson's account of what happened to our economy. Thanks!
    vinter@warwick.net

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  3. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  4. I don't know much about economics, but I do like reading about disasters. Please count me in!

    Marian

    mdperera at hotmail dot com

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  5. Please enter me.
    Marci
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  7. I would love to win this book! Thanks.

    denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This one sounds fascinating. I think my husband would enjoy it too.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  10. Count me in!
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This is the man who demanded immunity from prosecution before he'd reveal his plan. Right? And Congress still gave him the money. Paulson must be an extremely persuasive man. I'd love to read his book.

    Nancy Dryden-Lorieau
    Edmonton, Canada

    drydenlorieau(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. It's about the people, not so much about the numbers :)
    Looking forward to reading this book.
    tirathmuchhala(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm up for it too! Really want to know what went on!
    tanvis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. sounds good thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  15. The book Paulson wrote is a book probably exonerating him of all the consequence and responsibilities of Goldman's practice, while he was its C.E.O. Particularly disturbing is the fact that Goldman on the one hand underwrote some securities, at the same they did shorting on the very same securities, whether they disclosed such practice is immaterial. To analyze the role each major firm plays, one must read it as a murder mystery, whoever benefits the most by the murder is the prime suspect. I would like to read the book and find out the real culprits.

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  16. As always, another fantastic book. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  17. My dad has been wanting to read this. I'd like to read it too. Thanks for the giveaway.

    wakeupangel at gmail dot com

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  18. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

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  19. I think it would be very interesting to read what he thinks happened

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  20. An entry for me please!

    retsbar2go AT gmail DOT com

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  21. This looks fascinating. would love to win!

    Thanks!

    Abby

    abstoner at comcast dot net

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  22. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I'd love to win this one... count me in!

    heather y
    click4cash4me@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for the chance!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  24. This would be very interesting. Would love to read his point of view!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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