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The classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, with an introduction by economist James K. Galbraith

 

Of John Kenneth Galbraith's The Great Crash 1929, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book became an instant bestseller, and in the years since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history.

Synopsis:

Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.

About the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith who was born in 1908, is the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University and a past president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the distinguished author of thirty-one books spanning three decades, including The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, Oxford, the University of Paris, and Moscow University, and in 1997 he was inducted into the Order of Canada and received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2000, at a White House ceremony, he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction A Note on Sources I "Vision and Boundless Hope and Optimism" II Something Should Be Done? III In Goldman, Sachs We Trust IV The Twilight of Illusion V The Crash VI Things Become More Serious VII Aftermath I VIII Aftermath II IX Cause and Consequence Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395859995
Introduction:
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Author:
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Microeconomics
Subject:
Stock exchanges
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Stock Market Crash, 1929
Subject:
Stock Market Crash, 19
Subject:
Economics - Microeconomics
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
97-02
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.52 lb

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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.
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