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John Maynard Keynes

Author: Robert Skidelsky
Publisher: London : Papermac, 2001, ©2000.
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This is the third and final volume of this biography, dealing with the period from 1937, when Keynes had become the most famous economist and one of the most famous figures in Britain, to his death  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Maynard Keynes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Skidelsky
ISBN: 0333779711 9780333779712
OCLC Number: 516631896
Notes: Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2000.
Awards: Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Biography 2002.
Winner of Duff Cooper Prize 2001.
Description: xxiii, 580 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Paying for the war --
1. Curing invalidism --
Types of invalidism --
The invalid --
Impresario of the Keynesian Revolution --
Prudence versus appeasement --
Recovery --
2. The middle way in war --
Old dogs --
Compulsory savings --
Efforts at persuasion --
The treasury says no --
3. The dragons of war --
Mad dogs and Englishmen --
Back to the treasury --
Kingsley Wood's budget --
Keynes's influence --
4. Envoy extraordinary --
Engaging the United States --
Lend-lease --
Encounters with Morgenthau --
A Washington summer --
The old commitments --
The consideration --
Misunderstandings --
Appendix: Britain's gold and dollar reserves 1939-1945 --
5. Keynes in wartime --
More the master than the servant --
The treasury in wartime --
Keynes's networks --
The Keynesian temperament --
Extra-curricular activities --
Back at school. Part Two: Better than last time --
6. Keynes's 'new order' --
Setting the scene --
The background --
Schachtian tricks --
The clearing union --
Running the Whitehall gauntlet --
Appendix 1: The Schachtian system --
Appendix 2:: Changes in Keynes's clearing union plan --
7. The strange case of Harry Dexter White --
The American bias --
The White Plan --
Mutual reactions --
Appendix: Harry Dexter White; guilty and naive --
8. Building a better Britain --
Baron Keynes or Tilton --
The Beveridge Report --
Fiscal philosophy and employment policy --
Modest preparations for the good life --
9. The great compromise --
Anglo-American skirmishing --
Merging the two plans --
Convincing Whitehall --
10. The American way of business --
Preparing for Bretton Woods --
An interlude in New Hampshire --
Morgenthau to the rescue. Part Three: The last battle --
11. Temptation --
Usury --
Preparing for stage III --
Persuading Whitehall --
American pressure --
12. Averting a financial Dunkirk --
Maynard's optimism --
Opening moves in Washington --
Retreat to temptation --
Descent into horror --
Keynes's defense --
Appendix: Financial agreement between his majesty's government in the United Kingdom and the government of the United States --
13. 'The light is gone' --
Epilogue: Keynes's legacy --
Maynard's bequests --
Lydia's world --
Harrod's purpose --
A man for all seasons? --
Life after death.
Other Titles: Fighting for Britain 1937-1946.
Responsibility: Robert Skidelsky. Vol. 3, Fighting for Britain 1937-1946.

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