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    DescriptionWinner 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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    Lords of Finance
    The Bankers Who Broke the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Liaquat Ahamed
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 564
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143116806
    ISBN 10: 0143116800

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.9
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    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    DC21: 332.10922
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
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    B&T Approval Code: A45506000, A47240000
    DC22: 332.1092/2
    LC classification: HG172.A2 A43 2009B
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    DC22: 332.10922
    BIC subject category V2: KJZ
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    29 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Liaquat Ahamed has been a professional investment manager for 25 years. He has worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and the New York based partnership of Fischer Francis Trees and Watts, where he served as Chief Executive. He is currently an adviser to several hedge fund groups, including the Rock Creek Group and the Rohatyn Group, is a director of Aspen Insurance Co. and is on the board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution. He has degrees in economics from Harvard and Cambridge Universities.