xiv, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-293) and index.
Seven months of freefall -- a Michigan timeline: December 2008-June 2009 -- Restless -- Playing defense -- Steering into the wind -- Landing in a hurricane -- Blown away yet? -- Blowing up taxes, budgets, mindsets...and mattresses -- Freefall -- The unthinkable -- Green shoots -- Cracking the code : keys to creating American jobs in a global economy -- Thirteen months of hope -- a Michigan timeline: December 2009-January 2011.
Recounts the former Michigan governor's struggles to solve the problems of unemployment and budget deficits with the auto industry collapse and global financial crisis.