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Tower of Basel : the shadowy history of the secret bank that runs the world

Author: Adam LeBor
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An investigative history of the Bank for International Settlements, the central bankers' own bank.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam LeBor
ISBN: 9781610392549 161039254X 9781610393812 1610393813
OCLC Number: 808413531
Description: xxiii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. KAPITAL UBER ALLES. The Bankers Know Best --
A Cozy Club in Basel --
A Most Useful Bank --
Mr. Norman Takes a Train --
An Authorized Plunder --
Hitler's American Banker --
Reassuring Wall Street --
"An Arrangement with the Enemy" --
II. BUNDESREICH. United States to Europe: Unite, or Else --
All is Forgiven --
The German Phoenix Arises --
The Rise of the Desk-Murderers --
The Tower Arises --
III. MELTDOWN. The Second Tower --
The All-Seeing Eye --
The Citadel Cracks.
Responsibility: Adam LeBor.
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Six times a year, the world's most powerful and exclusive club meets in an unexceptional office building in Basel, Switzerland. This book tells the history of an institution that was designed to  Read more...

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