The Great Crash 1929

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
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The classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, with an introduction by economist James K. Galbraith

 

Of John Kenneth Galbraith'sThe Great Crash 1929, theAtlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book became an instant bestseller, and in the years since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history.

 

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Contents

Vision and Boundless Hope and Optimism
1
Something Should be Done?
24
In Goldman Sachs We Trust
43
The Twilight of Illusion
66
The Crash
88
Things Become More Serious
108
Aftermath I
128
Aftermath II
144
Cause and Consequence
168
Index
197
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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include  The Affluent Society , The Good Society , and The Great Crash . Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  James K. Galbraith is the author of seven books, including The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too . He holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair in Government / Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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