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Alan Greenspan: The Age of Turbulence

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 3, 2007 @ 11:39 am In Books | Comments Disabled

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I haven’t seen this get much play yet, but:

Later this year, Alan Greenspan’s memoir will be released, titled "The Age of Turbulence." [2]

Publication date is Sept. 17 (you cannot yet pre-order it [3] on Amazon [4]). Greenspan’s editor is pushing the rumor that the Maestro’s promotional tour will include an appearance on the Tonite Show with Jay Leno [5].

There are lots of books about The Maestro (including Bob Woodward ‘s Maestro [6]). Many are less than flattering [7], with titles like Greenspan’s Fraud [8]; Who Shot Goldilocks? [9]; and Bubble Man [10];       

I still get a chuckle every time I recall the Onion quote [11] about his retirement: "I guess the crash-and-burn lifestyle of a ‘chairman of the Federal Reserve’ finally caught up with the guy."



Update: February 3, 2007 10:41am

This showed up on Bloomberg:

One "funny story” Moyers recounted stems from the saxophone-playing Greenspan’s days in a jazz band in the 1940s, before he embarked on a career in economics.

"When his band mates were out back smoking funny cigarettes, he was doing their tax returns for them at the table,” Moyers said. "He got to know a certain pungent smell well during breaks from his gigs. He didn’t partake himself and he certainly didn’t inhale.”



Greenspan Book Set for Sept. 17 [12]
Scott Lanman
Bloomberg, Jan. 26

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[1] Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2007/01/greenspan_sculp.html

[2] The Age of Turbulence.": http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000EWC552/thebigpictu09-20

[3] pre-order it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Furl%3Dsearch-alias%253Dstripbooks%26field-keywords%3Dalan%2Bgreenspan%26Go.x%3D0%26Go.y%3D0%26Go%3DGo&tag=thebigpictu09-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

[4] Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F&tag=thebigpictu09-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

[5] Tonite Show with Jay Leno: http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/

[6] Maestro: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743430042/thebigpictu09-20

[7] less than flattering: http://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=alan+greenspan&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go&tag2=thebigpictu09-20

[8] Greenspan’s Fraud: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1403968594/thebigpictu09-20

[9] Who Shot Goldilocks?: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0975310402/thebigpictu09-20

[10] Bubble Man: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393062252/thebigpictu09-20

[11] Onion quote: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/44237

[12] Greenspan Book Set for Sept. 17: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601068&sid=a7BnS720ePUE&

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