- xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Authors
- McKinley, Vern,
- Contents: A bank for the Treasury Secretary -- When failure was allowed (because government wasn't big enough to help) -- City of instability -- Astor to the rescue -- Taylor's bank in an age of panics -- The Rockefeller bank -- A political "big shot" -- A City Banker helps create the Fed -- "Our friendly monster" goes global -- "Sunshine Charlie" doubles down on sugar -- Mitchell and the mania -- Did City Bank cause the crash? -- Bank for the United States -- Walter Wriston and the culture of risk -- Not that big, but too big to fail? -- When countries fail -- The banker who "never made a loan" -- Just another perfect storm -- Creating the next crisis -- The man who knew too little -- "Save Citigroup at all costs" -- Epilogue.Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-352) and index.Summary: "The alarming, untold story of Citigroup--one of the largest financial institutions in the world--from its founding in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis, and the many near-death experiences in between." -- From Amazon summary.