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The Courage to Act

The Courage to Act

A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Ben S. Bernanke

In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington’s halls of power.

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Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich is the author of thirty books of poetry and prose. Her many honors include the National Book Foundation's 2006 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the National Book Award. She lives


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