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Author Ahamed, Liaquat.

Title Lords of finance : the bankers who broke the world / Liaquat Ahamed.

Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  332.10922 Ah13l 2009    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  332.10922 Ah13l 2009 c.2  ---  Axe Inventory 2022
Description 564 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-544) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The unexpected storm, August 1914. -- Prologue -- A strange and lonely man -- The young wizard -- A safe pair of hands -- L'inspecteur des finances -- Money generals -- pt. 2. After the deluge, 1919-23. -- Demented inspirations -- Uncle Shylock -- A barbarous relic -- pt. 3. Sowing a new wind, 1923-28. -- A bridge between chaos and hope -- The Dawes opening -- The golden chancellor -- La Bataille -- The first squalls -- Un petit coup de whisky -- pt. 4. Reaping another whirlwind, 1928-33. -- Into the vortex -- Purging the rottenness -- Magneto trouble -- A loose cannon on the deck of the world -- Gold fetters -- pt. 5. Aftermath, 1933-1944. -- Gold standard on the booze -- The caravans move on -- Epilogue.
Summary With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers portraits of four men--Montagu Norman, Amile Hilaire Emile Moreau, Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, and Benjamin Strong--whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century.
Awards Pulitzer Prize, History, 2010.
Subject Capitalists and financiers -- Biography.
Bankers -- Biography.
Norman, Montagu, 1871-1950.
Moreau, Emile, 1868-1950.
Schacht, Hjalmar Horace Greeley, 1877-1970.
Strong, Benjamin, 1872-1928.
ISBN 0143116800 (pbk.)
9781594201820
159420182X
9780143116806 (pbk.)

 
    
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