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Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi

James Freeman and Vern McKinley
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780062669872, 0062669877, 9780062669889
Summary
"The alarming, untold story of Citigroup--one of the largest financial institutions in the world--from its founding in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis, and the many near-death experiences in between." -- From Amazon summary.
Contents
  • A bank for the Treasury Secretary
  • When failure was allowed (because government wasn't big enough to help)
  • City of instability
  • Astor to the rescue
  • Taylor's bank in an age of panics
  • The Rockefeller bank
  • A political "big shot"
  • A City Banker helps create the Fed
  • "Our friendly monster" goes global
  • "Sunshine Charlie" doubles down on sugar
  • Mitchell and the mania
  • Did City Bank cause the crash?
  • Bank for the United States
  • Walter Wriston and the culture of risk
  • Not that big, but too big to fail?
  • When countries fail
  • The banker who "never made a loan"
  • Just another perfect storm
  • Creating the next crisis
  • The man who knew too little
  • "Save Citigroup at all costs"
  • Epilogue.
Description
xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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