Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the WorldUser Review - Goodreads
This book has won several awards, including the 2010 Pulitzer for history; it is well-deserving. This is the third book on the Great Depression era that I have read this year and I would recommend ...
Review: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the WorldUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Lots of critical acclaim for this book, which should have given me a clue that it wouldn't be as good as I hoped. A good history of the financial crises of WWI and the depression as seen through the 4 ... Read full review
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