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Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11

Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11

Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling's long-awaited book will be one of the most reviewed, widely discussed and saleable political memoirs of recent years.
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In the late summer of 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall, causing a run on the bank - the first in over 150 years. Northern Rock proved to be only the first. Twelve months later, as the world was engulfed in the worst banking crisis for more than a century, one of its largest banks, RBS, came within hours of collapse.

Back from the Brink tells the gripping story of Alistair Darling's one thousand days in Number 11 Downing Street. As Chancellor, he had to avert the collapse of RBS hours before the cash machines would have ceased to function; at the eleventh hour, he stopped Barclays from acquiring Lehman Brothers in order to protect UK taxpayers; he used anti-terror legislation to stop Icelandic banks from withdrawing funds from Britain. From crisis talks in Washington, to dramatic meetings with the titans of international banking, to dealing with the massive political and economic fallout in the UK, Darling places the reader in the rooms where the destinies of millions weighed heavily on the shoulders of a few. His book is also a candid account of life in the Downing Street pressure cooker and his relationship with Gordon Brown during the last years of New Labour.

Back from the Brink is a vivid and immediate depiction of the British government's handling of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. Alistair Darling's knowledge and understanding provide a unique perspective on the events that rocked international capitalism. It is also a vital historical document.

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Title - Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11

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Author - Alistair Darling

ISBN 13 - 9780857892799

Imprint - Atlantic Books

Publisher - Atlantic Books

Date Published - 07/09/2011

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 164 x 242 x 32mm

Weight - 708 g

Languages - English