Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves Character Descriptions

Andrew Ross Sorkin
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Henry Paulson

This individual was the United States Secretary of the Treasury at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. As the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, he was made to sever most of his ties with Goldman upon becoming Treasury Secretary to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest. He later developed the TARP plan that invested public money directly in financial institutions.

Dick Fuld

This individual was the Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers, one of the largest brokerage firms on Wall Street. He was eventually called before a Congressional committee to explain what had happened at Lehman Brothers, at which time he publicly expressed his remorse at the failure of his beloved firm and wondered why it alone had been allowed to go under.

Timothy Geithner

This individual was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the most powerful of the nation's...

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