New York : Free Press, 2012.
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
viii, 415,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The former FDIC Chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the greatest crisis the U.S. has faced since the Great Depression.
The golden age of banking -- Turning the titanic -- The fight over Basel II -- The skunk at the garden party -- Subprime is "contained" -- Stepping over a dollar to pick up a nickel : helping home owners, round one -- The audacity of that woman -- The Wachovia blindside -- Bailing out the boneheads -- Doubling down on Citi : bailout number two -- Helping home owners, round two -- Obama's election : the more thing change-- -- Helping home owners, round three -- The $100 billion club -- The care and feeding of Citigroup : bailout number three -- Finally saying no -- Never again -- It's all about the compensation -- The Senate's Orwellian debate -- Dodd-Frank implementation : the final stretch (or so I thought) -- Robo-signing erupts -- The return to Basel -- Too small to save -- Squinting in the public spotlight -- Farewell to the FDIC -- How Main Street can tame Wall Street -- It could have been different.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-388) and index.