Bull by the Horns

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Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2006, Sheila Bair witnessed the origins of the financial crisis. In 2008, she became one of the key public servants trying to repair the damage to the global economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.

Praise for Bull by the Horns

“Bair is everything you'd want in a public servant: thoughtful, practical, independent-minded—a straight shooter with political savvy who can manage the details of policy without losing sight of the big picture. She's no grandstander, but she isn't shy about going public with concerns if she thinks it will help her inside the game. She never forgets that her most important constituency isn't the thousands of banks she regulates but the millions of Americans who use them.”

Steven Pearlstein, Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post columnist

“The FDIC’s influence has grown in the past year because of Ms. Bair’s willingness to challenge her peers, as well as her agency's central role responding to the financial crisis. Ms. Bair warned about the housing crisis before many of her colleagues.”

The Wall Street Journal

“During the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, Sheila Bair has been the little guy's protector in chief.”

Time Magazine

“A crisp, telling and often funny narrative of the 2008 meltdown.”

John Wasik, Forbes

“A useful, corrective addition to the already extensive literature on the crisis.”

Foreign Affairs