The World in Depression, 1929-1939

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University of California Press, 1986 - History - 355 pages
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"The World in Depression is the best book on the subject, and the subject, in turn, is the economically decisive decade of the century so far."--John Kenneth Galbraith
  

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Gotta be the best book for understanding what *that* was all about. Clearly written, precise, not laden with academic bafflegab. Take-away lesson: "Great depressions recur. Often no one in authority has any idea of what to do." Gee, ya think? Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Recovery from the First World War
14
The Boom
42
The Agricultural Depression
70
The 1929 Stock Market Crash
95
The Slide to the Abyss
117
More Deflation
168
The World Economic Conference
197
The Beginnings of Recovery
230
The Gold Bloc Yields
246
The 1937 Recession
261
Rearmament in a Disintegrating World Economy
276
An Explanation of the 1929 Depression
288
Bibliography
307
Index
333
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About the author (1986)

Charles P. Kindleberger is the Ford International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among his many works is A Financial History of Western Europe, Second Edition (Oxford, 1993) and Manias, Panics and Crashes (1989).

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