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The battle of Bretton Woods : John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the making of a new world order

Author: Benn Steil
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the events of the Bretton Woods accords, presents portraits of the two men at the center of the drama, and reveals Harry White's admiration for Soviet economic planning and communications with intelligence officers.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Maynard Keynes; Harry Dexter White; John Maynard Keynes; Harry Dexter White
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benn Steil
ISBN: 9780691149097 0691149097
OCLC Number: 811523927
Notes: "A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Awards: Winner of China Business News Financial Book of the Year 2013.
Commended for Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award 2014.
Shortlisted for Lionel Gelber Prize 2014.
Shortlisted for Spear's Book Awards: Financial History Book of the Year 2013.
Description: viii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The world comes to the White Mountains --
The improbable rise of Harry White --
Maynard Keynes and the monetary menace --
"The most unsordid act" --
The best-laid plans of White and Keynes --
Whitewash --
History is made --
Begging like Fala --
Out with the old order, in with the new.
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