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Lords of Finance

The Bankers Who Broke the World

by Liaquat Ahamed

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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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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 30, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781440697968
  • Release date: January 22, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781440697968
  • File size: 1482 KB
  • Release date: January 22, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781440697920
  • File size: 2119 KB
  • Release date: January 30, 2009


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Business Nonfiction

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English

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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text