Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World

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2010-02
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780099493082
定价: 114.10
装帧: 平装
开本: 大32开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 576页
正文语种: 英语
  • THISHASHAPPENEDBEFORE.Thecurrentfinancialcrisishasonlyoneparallel:theWallStreetCrashof1929andsubsequentGreatDepressionofthe1930s,whichcrippledthefutureofanentiregenerationandsetthestageforthehorrorsoftheSecondWorldWar.Yettheeconomicmeltdowncouldhavebeenavoided,haditnotbeenforthedecisionstakenbyasmallnumberofcentralbankers.InLordsofFinance,wemeetthesemen,thefourbankerswhotrulybroketheworld:theenigmaticNormanMontaguofthebankofEngland,BenjaminStrongoftheNYFederalReserve,thearrogantyetbrilliantHjalmarSchachtoftheReichsbanlkandthexenophobicEmileMoreauoftheBanquedeFrance.Theirnameswerelosttohistory,theirlivesandactionsforgotten,untilnow.LiaquatAhamedtellstheirstoryinvividandgrippingdetail,inatimelyandarrestingreminderthatindividualsutheirambitions,limitationsandhumannatureulieattheveryheartofglobalcatastrophe. WithdegreesineconomicsfromtheUniversitiesofCambridgeandHarvard,LiaquatAhamedhaswitnessedatclosehandthewaycountries'economicpolicyismadeandexecutedasaprofessionaleconomistattheWorldBankduringthe1980s.Hehassinceworkedasaninvestmentmanager,witharing-sideseatatasequenceoffinancialcrises,fromthecollapseoftheEuropeanMonetarySysteminthe1990stothecurrent'sub-prime'economicdownturn.Thisishisfirstbook.
  • 内容简介:
    THISHASHAPPENEDBEFORE.Thecurrentfinancialcrisishasonlyoneparallel:theWallStreetCrashof1929andsubsequentGreatDepressionofthe1930s,whichcrippledthefutureofanentiregenerationandsetthestageforthehorrorsoftheSecondWorldWar.Yettheeconomicmeltdowncouldhavebeenavoided,haditnotbeenforthedecisionstakenbyasmallnumberofcentralbankers.InLordsofFinance,wemeetthesemen,thefourbankerswhotrulybroketheworld:theenigmaticNormanMontaguofthebankofEngland,BenjaminStrongoftheNYFederalReserve,thearrogantyetbrilliantHjalmarSchachtoftheReichsbanlkandthexenophobicEmileMoreauoftheBanquedeFrance.Theirnameswerelosttohistory,theirlivesandactionsforgotten,untilnow.LiaquatAhamedtellstheirstoryinvividandgrippingdetail,inatimelyandarrestingreminderthatindividualsutheirambitions,limitationsandhumannatureulieattheveryheartofglobalcatastrophe.
  • 作者简介:
    WithdegreesineconomicsfromtheUniversitiesofCambridgeandHarvard,LiaquatAhamedhaswitnessedatclosehandthewaycountries'economicpolicyismadeandexecutedasaprofessionaleconomistattheWorldBankduringthe1980s.Hehassinceworkedasaninvestmentmanager,witharing-sideseatatasequenceoffinancialcrises,fromthecollapseoftheEuropeanMonetarySysteminthe1990stothecurrent'sub-prime'economicdownturn.Thisishisfirstbook.
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