Secrets of the Temple
How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
By William Greider
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780671675561, 800pp.)
Publication Date: January 15, 1989
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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.
William Greider is the bestselling author of five previous books, including One World, Ready or Not (on the global economy), Who Will Tell the People (on American politics), and Secrets of the Temple (on the Federal Reserve). A reporter for forty years, he has written for The Washington Post and Rolling Stone and has been an on-air correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS. Currently the national affairs correspondent for The Nation, he lives in Washington, D.C.
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...
Time Lucid and colorful...a historical and analytical work of impressive breadth and depth