Hank: 5 Years From The Brink

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For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn't quite the pinstriped banker he appeared to be. A devout Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics, he'd refused two previous offers to be Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting. In Hank: Five Years From the Brink, Paulson tells Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster) the complete story of how he persuaded banks, Congress, and presidential candidates to sign off on a nearly $1 trillion rescue package for the U.S. financial system during a time of unimaginable pressure and economic uncertainty.