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Secrets of the Temple

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Secrets of the Temple

How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country

By William Greider

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780671675561, 798pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 1989

William Greider's groundbreaking bestseller reveals how the mighty and mysterious Federal Reserve operates--and manipulates and the world's economy.

This ground-breaking best-seller reveals for the first time how the mighty and mysterious Federal Reserve operates--and how it manipulated and transformed both the American economy and the world's during the last eight crucial years. Based on extensive interviews with all the major players, Secrets of the Temple takes us inside the government institution that is in some ways more secretive than the CIA and more powerful than the President or Congress.

Praise For Secrets of the Temple

The Nation

May be the most important political book of the decade

Washington Post Book World

Masterful...Monumental...A virtuoso investigative history.

The New York Times Book Review

Breathtaking energy and research...

San Francisco Chronicle Review

Spectacular...A superb, riveting narrative of the development of the U.S. political economy...An informative primer on the origins and nature of money

Columbia Journalism Review

An awesome achievement...destined to rank as one of the half-dozen best dealing with the Reagan era...a splendid job of reporting...aggressive and insightful.

The Wall Street Journal

A gripping portrait of American economic civilization...brilliant author...wonderful book...


Lucid and colorful...a historical and analytical work of impressive breadth and depth