I enjoyed 13 Bankers, the first book by these authors, much more. However, I do think the topics in this book are important to understand and feel the authors provide reasonable proposals for reforming U.S. economic and fiscal policy.
After listening to this book, I am starting to realize that Pulitzer Prize-winning histories are hit or miss. The subject of this book could be extremely interesting, but unfortunately Professor Bailyn's delivery is very disjointed and replete with details that keep the listener wondering how the travails of various settlers fit into the larger context of colonization.
I enjoyed this book's narration but, having enthusiastically read the news during the period which the story covers (2007-2012, primarily), I did not learn much.
If you are still curious about the major monetary policy decisions made during the financial crisis and Great Recession, however, I would definitely recommend this book.
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