Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

  • Liaquat Ahamed
  • Author:  Liaquat Ahamed
  • Year: 05-10-2012
  • Translator from English: Ivan Gulyashki
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  982-01
  • SKU: 03.0028
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-104-3
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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.

About the Author

Liaquat Ahamed

Liaquat Ahamed

Liaquat Ahamed (born November 14, 1952 in Kenya) is an Indian American author. Ahamed has worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where he headed the bank's investment division, and at the New Yo... Read more

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Tags: Famous Entrepreneurs, Banking System & Finance, Economics, Capital & Funds

Year 05-10-2012
Translator from English: Ivan Gulyashki
Pages 560
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.78 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Famous Entrepreneurs, Banking System & Finance, Economics, Capital & Funds

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