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Audible RSS Feeds - History. History Audio Programs. History Audio Programs-pWhen Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nations next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging.ppBut Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the very epicenter of the worlds 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.ppThis 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.ppThis, then, is Hank Paulsons first-person account. From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, iOn the Brinki is Paulsons fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed.ppMore than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, iOn the Brinki is an extraordinary story about people and politics - all brought together during the worlds impending financial Armageddon.p

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