Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World
John B. TaylorISBN: 0393064484; 9780393064483;
The story of post-9/11 international finance, told from an unmatched vantage point. Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department's international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House situation room, to meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities around the world as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets worldwide, plans the financial reconstruction of Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises. From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq's debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor's unparalleled access offers the reader not only an insider's account of a pivotal time in international finance but also an invaluable primer on the policy development and...