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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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When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for 'a new Bretton Woods' to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of forty-four nations gathered in July 1944, in the midst of the century's second great war, has become shorthand for enlightened globalization. The actual story surrounding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Maynard Keynes; Harry Dexter White; John Maynard Keynes; Harry Dexter White
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benn Steil
ISBN: 9780691162379 0691162379 9780691149097 0691149097
OCLC Number: 881448909
Awards: Winner of China Business News Financial Book of the Year 2013
Commended for Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award 2014
Short-listed for Lionel Gelber Prize 2014
Short-listed for Spear's Book Awards: Financial History Book of the Year 2013
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Benn Steil.

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Upending the conventional wisdom that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, this book shows that it was in reality part of a much more ambitious geopolitical  Read more...

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Winner of the 2013 Spear's Book Award in Financial History Co-Winner of the 2014 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards One of The Motley Fool's (John Reeves) 10 Great Books on Read more...

 
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