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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 : English
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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 CBN Financial Book of the Year, China Business News 2013
Joint winner of Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards 2014
Commended for Featured in "The Sunday Times" Holiday Roundup 2013
Commended for Arthur Ross Book Award, Council on Foreign Relations 2014
Short-listed for 2013 Spear's Book Awards - Financial History 2013
Short-listed for "The Motley Fool"'s (John Reeves) 10 Great Books on American Economic History.
Short-listed for Financial Times Best Economics Books 2013
Short-listed for Bloomburg News Top Business Books 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.
Responsibility: Benn Steil.

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