John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for freedom, 1937-1946

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Viking, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 580 pages
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The first two volumes of Robert Skidelsky's definitive and consummate biography of John Maynard Keynes were hailed as publishing events on both sides of the Atlantic. Already published to acclaim in Britain, this third and final volume covers Keynes's later years from 1937 to his death in 1946. During this period, Keynes's outstanding contribution to the financing of Britain's war effort, to the building of the postwar economic order, and his role in Britain's struggle to preserve its independence within the Atlantic alliance solidified the economist's lasting importance in twentieth-century history. Skidelsky lucidly explains Keynes's economic theories and masterfully evokes the complexities of his personality. The book abounds in lively anecdotes and memorable portraits, notably that of his devoted wife, Lydia Lopokova, whose eccentric but utterly logical post-Keynesian existence is charted in a delightful epilogue. Insightful and intelligent, this is a work that tells the story of a passionate and determined visionary and provides an invaluable overview of issues that remain at the center of international political and economic debate.

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JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES: Vol. III, Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946

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Final volume in the definitive biography (following The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937, 1994, etc.) of the brilliant British economist.Keynes (1883-1946) may or may not have been the greatest ... Read full review

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Lord Skidelsky (political economy, Warwick Univ.) has received critical acclaim for this three-volume biography of Keynes, published first in Britain, where last year this final installment was named ... Read full review



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Robert Skidelsky is professor of political economy at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. In addition to his works on Keynes, he is the author of The World After Communism, Politicians and the Slump, and Oswald Mosley.

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