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Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis
Timothy Geithner unapologetic in memoir of the financial crisis

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner never seemed to fit in the nation’s capital. And he knew it. He begins his memoir, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by admitting that he was “an unorthodox choice” for one of the most crucial Cabinet posts – a position of even more importance when President Obama tapped him in late 2008 amid the worst panic since the Great Depression. “I wasn’t a banker, an economist, a politician, or even a Democrat,” Geithner writes. He recalls one lawmaker joking that his youthful appearance meant “I looked like I was at my own bar mitzvah.” But Geithner had a major strength...

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