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The Resource Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance

Label
Lords of Finance
Title
Lords of Finance
Statement of responsibility
Liaquat Ahamed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize"A magisterial work...You can't help thinking about the economic crisis we're living through now." —The New York Times Book Review It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As yet another period of economic turmoil makes headlines today, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of four men--Montagu Norman, Amile Moreau, Hjalmar Schacht, and Benjamin Strong--whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century
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Writing style
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
collective biography
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Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
  • 332.10922
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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the bankers who broke the world
Label
Lords of Finance
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781440697968
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lords of Finance
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:eb8dd8a7-1f6c-478d-8374-088527c84092
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781440697968
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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