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Back from the Brink : 1,000 Days at Number 11

by Alistair Darling

Biography / Autobiography Books of the Month - <b>September</b> The Real World

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September 2011 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.

Alistair Darling's knowledge and understanding make this not only a unique perspective on the events that rocked global capitalism, but a vital and fascinating historical document. Back from the Brink is also a gripping and immediate account of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe.

Back from the Brink : 1,000 Days at Number 11 Synopsis

In the summer of late 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall causing a run on the bank - the first since the Great Depression. Northern Rock was only the first: in the ensuing months, Alistair Darling stood firm in the eye of this perfect storm - all over the world financial institutions thought 'too big to fail' were falling prey to the lethal toxicity of the US sub-prime mortgage market. Back from the Brink tells the gripping story of one thousand days of crisis. As Chancellor, Alistair Darling sanctioned the GBP37bn bailouts of RBS and HBoS just minutes before their cash machines would have ceased to function; at the 11th hour, he prevented Barclay's from acquiring Lehman Brothers, telling US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson that he wouldn't allow British banks to import America's economic cancer; he used controversial legislation to stop Icelandic banks from withdrawing funds from the UK. From all night meetings at the White House, to confrontations with the titans of international banking and fractious relations with Gordon Brown, Darling places the reader in the rooms where the destinies of millions weighed heavily on the shoulders of a few.

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ISBN: 9780857892799
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857892799
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: Alistair Darling
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, The Real World,
Categories: Autobiography: historical, political & military, Memoirs, Central government,

About Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling is the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West. Initially appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1997, he moved to become Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 1998. He spent another four years as Secretary of State for Transport, also becoming Secretary of State for Scotland in 2003. He served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in 2006, before Gordon Brown promoted him to Chancellor in 2007.

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