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Lords of finance [electronic resource] : The Bankers Who Broke the World. Liaquat Ahamed.

Ahamed, Liaquat. (Author). Hoye, Stephen. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781400191796 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (19 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2009.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Stephen Hoye.
Summary, etc.: 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 the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.In Lords of Finance, we meet the neurotic and enigmatic Montagu Norman of the Bank of England, the xenophobic and suspicious Émile Moreau of the Banque de France, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbank, and Benjamin Strong of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, whose façade of energy and drive masked a deeply wounded and overburdened man. After the First World War, these central bankers attempted to reconstruct the world of international finance. Despite their differences, they were united by a common fear---that the greatest threat to capitalism...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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