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Ti­tle: Con­fi­dence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Ed­u­ca­tion of a Pres­i­dent Author: Ron Suskind

Pub­lisher: Harper; sec­ond edi­tion (Septem­ber 20, 2011) Price: $17.99

No. of pages: 528

Ex­perts hold ‘ Con­fi­dence Men’ as an im­por­tant ad­di­tion to the grow­ing li­brary of books about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama. It is based on 746 hours of in­ter­views with over 200 peo­ple, in­clud­ing former and cur­rent mem­bers of the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion - in­clud­ing the pres­i­dent. In this ac­count, Suskind has crit­i­cized the fail­ings of Obama and pro­vided a pen­e­trat­ing anal­y­sis of why the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s ap­proach to the coun­try’s eco­nomic ills has re­mained fu­tile. In this re­gard, the com­ments from Obama’s eco­nomic team re­ceive most at­ten­tion in the book. One of the strengths of this book is a close- up look at how leg­is­la­tion is made, by re­view­ing the health­care re­form bill, the Wall Street bailout and re­form of the reg­u­la­tory over­sight bod­ies; and the ques­tions of bal­anc­ing the bud­get

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