All the Presidents’ Bankers, by Nomi Prins, is about The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power.
So in this book review, I’ll tell you what All the Presidents’ Bankers is all about, so you can decide if this is the right book for you. Now let’s get started, shall we?
By the way, if you’re not familiar with the author, Nomi Prins, she’s a former Wall Street banker herself. So if this former managing director at Goldman Sachs isn’t qualified to pull back the curtain and show you how things really work, then who is?
And to be honest, I bought this book on a whim, but actually ended up really enjoying it. Let me tell you why.
Why All The Presidents’ Bankers is Worth Reading:
All the Presidents’ Bankers is a fascinating look at the link between Wall Street and the White House, and how it has evolved over the last 100 years. The book is one part history, one part finance, one part politics and all parts critical. All The Presidents’ Bankers doesn’t hold back.
Instead, the book takes an up-close look at the surprising and powerful relationships between the biggest Wall Street bankers and America’s commander and chief. The book starts by looking at the events leading to the 1929 stock market crash. And from there…
All The Presidents’ Bankers shows how America’s most influential financiers, and consecutive Presidents of the United States, worked together to export their agenda, and power, around the world. She picks apart this complex and intertwined relationship to show how foreign and domestic policy decisions are really made.
All The Presidents’ Bankers also does a great job challenging the status quo. If you are longing for the “good old days,” and wondering how our society became so corrupt, confused and off-course, this might book will probably point you in the right direction. But that’s not even my favourite part.
The Best Part of All The Presidents’ Bankers:
The best part of All the Presidents’ Bankers, in my opinion, was the way the book was focused on people. For example, a lot of financial history books, like The Great Deformation (which is still a great book), is focused on policies, events and outcomes. In contrast, All The Presidents’ Bankers really follows the key people that have influenced these important events over the last 100 years.
The author does a fantastic job of figuring out who the main players are, and clearly illustrating their roles in cementing the stature of the ultra-elite. Nomi Prins also demonstrates that it wasn’t just one banker or one President that led the world to the way it is. Nope, on the other hand, it was decades of never-ending planning. And by the way…
All The Presidents’ Bankers makes it clear that it wasn’t just the bankers exploiting the White House, which you might think to be the case. Instead, this book highlights a much more nuanced relationship that is rife with quid pro quo.
So, is All The Presidents’ Bankers for everyone? Well, not exactly…
Why You Might Not Want to Read All The Presidents’ Bankers:
Truthfully, I quite liked All The Presidents’ Bankers. It brought a lot of context and understanding to other things I’d read, such as Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. But that said, I don’t think is the kind of reading that everybody loves.
If you really accept the ideas discussed in All The Presidents’ Bankers, then you might find yourself at odds with the mainstream media. Some of the conclusions the book reaches might make you scratch your head and question if that’s the way the world really works. Some of your more straight-edged friends might even call you a conspiracy theorist, if you were to talk to them too much about the subject matter. Seriously!
With that in mind though, All The Presidents’ Bankers does a great job focusing on the facts and the people behind them. The book is about 500 pages, including about 70 pages of reference notes (in tiny font). So as long as you aren’t intimidated by a longer than average book and thinking outside the box, All The Presidents’ Bankers could be the book for you.
Now, let’s bring this book review to a close…
All The Presidents’ Bankers – The Final Word:
All The Presidents’ Bankers is a fascinating book. It does a great job explaining the hidden alliances that drive American power. For this behind-the-scenes look at what makes the United States, and western finance in general, power the world I recommend you buy All the Presidents’ Bankers on Amazon.
If you’re still a little unsure, you might also want to watch the video book review of All The Presidents’ Bankers, below. This will give you even more insight into whether or not this great book is the right one for you.