In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic - David Wessel

Shortly after Ben Bernanke stepped into the role of Fed Chairman, the Great Panic commenced. Bernanke, a relative newcomer to Washington, spent the bulk of his career in academia dissecting the Great Depression and, according to David Wessel’s account, In Fed We Trust (Crown Business, $26.99), the one thing Bernanke knew as a Depression scholar was that he would not allow history to repeat itself. Wessel gives a thorough retelling of the early days of the Great Panic as the Bernanke triumvirate—with Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson—desperately try to keep ahead of the collapsing markets in their attempt to prevent the global meltdown from spiraling into a full-blown economic depression. Wessel’s account isn’t Indiana Jones but it is a chilling reminder of how close we came to complete economic collapse.

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ISBN: 9780307459695
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Published: Currency - August 3rd, 2010

This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor - Susan Wicklund

After the murder of Dr. George Tiller, I re-read THIS COMMON SECRET, abortion doctor Susan Wicklund’s memoir. Wicklund herself had an abortion as a college student prior to Roe v. Wade and this experience contributed to her decision to focus on women's health issues as a medical student and (against the advice of family and friends) to receive training qualifying her to perform the controversial procedure. Wicklund describes the daily verbal—and sometimes physical—assaults she receives from anti-abortion protesters who stalk her family and defame her publicly. She wears a bullet-proof vest to work, takes a different route every day and sometimes uses a decoy car to throw the protesters off her trail. This story of the abortion wars is as much about the brave women who travel hundreds of miles for an appointment with an extremely difficult decision as the brave doctor they seek out.

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ISBN: 9781586486471
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Published: PublicAffairs - December 30th, 2008