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DAVID WESSEL is the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes the Capital column, a weekly look at the forces shaping living standards around the world. David has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Boston Globe stories in 1983 on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for stories in The Wall Street Journal in 2002 on corporate wrongdoing. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and is a regular on PBS’s Washington Week.

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In FED We Trust
Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
Written by David Wessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $16.00

“Whatever it takes...”

That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression... Read more >
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In FED We Trust
Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
Written by David Wessel


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Red Ink
Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Written by David Wessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $12.99

David Wessel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects a topic—the federal budget—that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public.

In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Red Ink
Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Written by David Wessel


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $9.99

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