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Lords of finance
the bankers who broke the world
Liaquat Ahamed

Published 2009 by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-544) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
332.1092/2
Library of Congress
HG172.A2 A43 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
564 p. :
Number of pages
564

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24381187M
Internet Archive
lordsoffinanceba00aham
ISBN 10
0143116800
ISBN 13
9780143116806
OCLC/WorldCat
430051384

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