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    Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great Depression, and the Bankers Who Broke the World (Arrow Books) (Paperback) By (author) Liaquat Ahamed

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    DescriptionThis has happened before. The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers. In "Lords of Finance", we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world: the enigmatic Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and the xenophobic Emile Moreau of the Banque de France. Their names were lost to history, their lives and actions forgotten, until now. Liaquat Ahamed tells their story in vivid and gripping detail, in a timely and arresting reminder that individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - lie at the very heart of global catastrophe.

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    Lords of Finance
    1929, the Great Depression, and the Bankers Who Broke the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Liaquat Ahamed
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 466 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099493082
    ISBN 10: 009949308X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    Libri: ENGM8000, WIRT7000
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS004000, BUS023000
    DC22: 338.542
    Libri: FINA4050
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJG
    Imprint name
    Windmill Books
    Publication date
    07 January 2010
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    Author Information
    With degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, Liaquat Ahamed has witnessed at close hand the way countries' economic policy is made and executed as a professional economist at the World Bank during the 1980s. He has since worked as an investment manager, with a ring-side seat at a sequence of financial crises, from the collapse of the European Monetary System in the 1990s to the current 'sub-prime' economic downturn. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    "NIALL FERGUSON: 'Highly readable... [Ahamed] cannot have foreseen how timely his book would be." FT "ROBERT PESTON: 'Compelling and convincing...humanises the world's descent into economic chaos.'" Sunday Times "'Fascinating... Anyone who wants to understand the origins of the economic world we live in would do well to read this book...brisk, original, incisive and entertaining." Michael Beschloss "One of those rare books - authoritative, readable and relevant - that puts the "story" back into history... a spellbinding, richly human [and] cinematic narrative." Strobe Talbott "Absorbing [and] provocative, not least because it is still relevant." The Economist