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Saving the city : the great financial crisis of 1914

Author: Richard Roberts
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In London, the world's foremost financial centre, the week before the outbreak of the First World War saw the breakdown of the markets, culminating with the closure for the first time ever of the London Stock Exchange on Friday 31 July. Outside the Bank of England a long anxious queue waited to change bank notes for gold sovereigns. Bankers believed that a run on the banks was underway, threatening the collapse of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Richard.
Saving the City : The Great Financial Crisis of 1914.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Roberts
ISBN: 9780191508271 0191508276
OCLC Number: 868960285
Awards: Winner of Spear's Book Awards: Financial History Book of the Year 2014
Winner of Wadsworth Prize for Business History 2014
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Cover; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Note to the Reader; I. BREAKDOWN; 1. House Closed; 2. Bolt from the Blue; 3. Worst Days; II. CONTAINMENT; 4. Bankers' Scheme; 5. Treasury Views; 6. War Conference; 7. Reopening the Banks; III. REVIVAL; 8. Heroic Intervention; 9. Fixing the Foreign Exchanges; 10. House Open; IV. PERSPECTIVES; 11. Global Financial Crises; 12. The Unknown Financial Crisis; Notes; Archive Sources and References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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A week before the outbreak of the First World War, an acute financial crisis surged over London: the Stock Exchange closed; money markets worldwide were paralysed. Drawing on diaries, letters,  Read more...

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