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Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World by [Liaquat Ahamed]

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Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World Kindle Edition

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Samuel Johnson shortlisted & FT/Goldman Sachs WINNER- a vivid, dramatic account of the four men whose personal and professional actions led to the world economic collapse of the late 1920s. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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“Ahamed cannot have foreseen how timely his book would be. Unlike most works on the origins of the Great Depression, Lords of Finance is highly readable – enlivened by vivid biographical detail but soundly based on the literature. That it should appear now, as history threatens to repeat itself, compounds its appeal.”
— Niall Ferguson, Financial Times

“Erudite, entertaining macroeconomic history of the lead-up to the Great Depression as seen through the careers of the West’s principal bankers…Spellbinding, insightful and, perhaps most important, timely.”
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[Audio Review] Even those who aren't generally interested in economics will enjoy this historical look at wealth and power in the early twentieth century. Four magnates, each with the power of his country's federal reserve, controlled the world's finances. Their dealings in regulating the cost of currency among their respective countries became influential in causing the Great Depression. Stephen Hoye hones in on the author's brutal use of satire in attacking the four lords' ascendancy. Since the story deals with England, France, Germany, and the United States, Hoye's multilingual talents add depth to the characters and their milieus, adding an extra reason to enjoy his performance. Brimming with subtle humor and abundant detail, this audiobook is smartly enhanced by the narrator s skill and will be enjoyed by connoisseurs of both history and economics. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine --AudioFile --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN : B005M2A4WA
  • Publisher : Cornerstone Digital (30 September 2011)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1371 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 588 pages
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