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Against the odds : the public life and times of Louis Rasminsky

Author: Bruce Muirhead
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Against the Odds is the story of Louis Rasminsky, an extraordinary figure in Canadian economic history. Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1961 to 1973, Rasminsky was one of only two Jewish senior civil servants in Canada when he was appointed. This authorized biography of Rasminsky's professional life sheds light on the development of Canadian economic and monetary policy after the Second World War." "Rising  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Muirhead, Bruce.
Against the odds.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)680555379
Named Person: L Rasminsky; L Rasminsky; Louis Rasminsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Muirhead
ISBN: 0802006299 9780802006295
OCLC Number: 39913073
Description: x, 380 pages, [16] pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Centre Cannot Hold, 1908-1939 --
1. Montreal, Toronto, London --
2. Geneva and the League of Nations --
pt. 2. War and Reconstruction, 1940-1961 --
3. Ottawa and Wartime Controls --
4. The Road to Bretton Woods --
5. International Reconstruction --
pt. 3. Two-Term Governor, 1961-1973 --
6. Into the Breach --
7. Rebuilding Confidence: First Term --
8. Fighting Inflation: Second Term --
9. Four Crises --
Epilogue: Retirement and Beyond.
Responsibility: Bruce Muirhead.

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"Against the Odds is the story of Louis Rasminsky, an extraordinary figure in Canadian economic history. Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1961 to 1973, Rasminsky was one of only two Jewish senior civil servants in Canada when he was appointed. This authorized biography of Rasminsky's professional life sheds light on the development of Canadian economic and monetary policy after the Second World War." "Rising above many formidable challenges, Rasminsky made a name for himself at the Bank of Canada, at the Foreign Exchange Control Board, and later at the international conferences that helped restructure the world economy. The heart of this work is devoted to his increasingly important work at the Bank from 1940 on, his time as governor, and the role the Bank played in Canada's economic development."--Jacket.

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