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John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 : economist, philosopher, statesman

Author: Robert Skidelsky
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Maynard Keynes was one of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century, a luminary whose groundbreaking ideas remain even today at the center of political and economic discussion. In this work of clarity and erudition, Robert Skidelsky offers a revised and abridged version of his award-winning three-volume biography of Keynes, which has long been acclaimed as the authoritative account of the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Named Person: John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Skidelsky
ISBN: 0143036157 9780143036159 0330488678 9780330488679
OCLC Number: 58431647
Notes: "This compiled and abridged one-volume edition first published in the U.K. by Pan Books ... 2003"--Title page verso.
"A selection of material taken from John Maynard Keynes vol. 1 -- Hopes betrayed (1983) ... vol. 2 -- The economist as saviour (1992) ... vol. 3 -- Fighting for Britain (2000). [London : Macmillan London, 1983-2000]"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxi, 1021 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Duty and goodness. Dynastic origins ; Cambridge civilisation : Sidgwick and Marshall ; Growing up in Cambridge ; Eton ; The Cambridge undergraduate ; My early beliefs ; Cambridge and London ; Lytton, Duncan, Maynard --
pt. 2. On the brink. Pre-war economic interests ; Privates lives ; An Indian summer --
pt. 3. The end of innocence. Adapting to war ; Keynes and the First World War ; Touch and go ; Zigzagging : Keynes at the Paris Peace Conference ; Civilisation under threat --
pt. 4. The economic consequences of the war. Keynes in the 1920s ; The transition to peace ; Probability and goodness ; Russian and German affiars ; Monetary reform --
pt. 5. The cross of gold. Gold and marriage ; Keyne's middle way ; Working with Lloyd George ; The riddle of savings ; The slump --
pt. 6. The economist to the rescue. Portrait of an unusual economist ; The practical visionary ; New deals ; Firing at the moon ; pt. 7. Paying for the war. Curing invalidism ; The middle way in war ; The dragons of war ; Envoy extraordinary ; Keynes in wartime --
pt. 8. Better than the last time. Keynes's 'new order' ; The strange case of Harry Dexter White ; Building a better Britain ; The great compromise ; The American way of business --
pt. 9. The last battle. Temptation ; Averting a financial Dunkirk ; The light is gone --
Epilogue : Keynes's legacy.
Responsibility: Robert Skidelsky.
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Offers a sympathetic account of the life of a passionate visionary and an invaluable insight into the economic philosophy that still remains at the centre of political and economic thought.  Read more...

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