Ben S. Bernanke served as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 2006 to 2014. He was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2009. Prior to his career in public service, he was a professor of economics at Princeton University.
It was a happy chance that this scholar, known for his work on the Great Depression, was chairman of the central banking system of the US during the biggest financial crisis since the early 1930s. His [Bernanke's] new book, The Courage to Act, pr -- Martin Wolf, Lunch with the FT - Financial Times Bernanke's memoir is a crucial document of record that will be invaluable to future historians. As far as any memoir can be, it is an honest and accurate account. There is no hubris or exaggeration: simply a telling of the tale of the most dramatic period -- Mervyn King - Prospect The former chair has penned a lucid account of the crisis and its aftermath... Mr Bernanke's narrative of his time in office is a lucid, analytical affair... the book provides a robust defence of the Fed's response to the crisis. Mr Bernanke clearly sees hi -- The Economist Bernanke was at the helm of the world's most important central bank during the financial crisis of 2007-08... Here he gives a compelling account of what he and the Federal Reserve did and why they did it... the defence of the Fed against its critics is co -- Best Books of 2015 - Financial Times It was Ben Bernanke, not Gordon Brown, who steered us through the 2008 financial meltdown...the book's most interesting chapters are those that deal with the crisis...Above all, [Bernanke] exuded calm, even when there was plenty of inner turmoil. The calm -- The Sunday Times