Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance

The Bankers Who Broke the World

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143116806
  • 576 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.
Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance

Liaquat Ahamed

Awards

Arthur Ross Book Award – winner
Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award – winner
Pulitzer Prize (History) – winner
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