Saturday, February 20, 2010

Audiobook Giveaway-On The Brink by Henry M Paulson Jr.

I have three copies of this audiobook to giveaway. Please leave a comment with your email address below to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada but no PO Box addresses. Winners will be chosen on March 3.

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.


  1. I'd love to be entered for this audiobook. Thanks!

  2. I've been reading a few books on this subject, but an audiobook would be awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    abstoner at comcast dot net

  3. Wow how timely.... I mean this "feels" like it just happened - sound like it would be interesting.

  4. I'd love to hear Paulson's account of our global financial crisis. Thanks for chance!
    vinter at warwick dot net

  5. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  6. This sounds like it would be interesting to listen too.

  7. I am interested in this subject, as it is now effecting the Canadian economy as well (although to a lesser degree). Thank you for the contest!
    teagirl1 at telus dot net