The New York Times calls ‘The Alchemists’ “accessible, engrossing”

May 5, 2013 No Comments by Neil

Fred Andrews writing in The New York Times has some kind words to say about “The Alchemists.”

Many revelations of “what really happened” behind the scenes in politics tend to rely on one or two good sources who blab. Not true of this one. Mr. Irwin seems to have talked with everyone, read the right scholarly papers and interviewed important dissenters in the Fed, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bundesbank. Much of his sourcing was on “deep background,” but he has produced a well-rounded account.

He has a nice touch for translating central banking’s mysteries, opaque and forbidding, into understandable English. He is astute in describing the internal and external politics of institutions traditionally expected to remain above politics of the usual sort.

Read the entire review here.

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