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Dudley Docker: The Life and Times of a Trade Warrior
     

Dudley Docker: The Life and Times of a Trade Warrior

by R. P. T. Davenport-Hines
 

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Dudley Docker (1862-1944) was one of the most powerful European businessmen of his era, through his secretiveness and taste for intrigue served to obscure his importance. This book is a feat of detection and historical reconstruction which establishes him as a figure of substantial influence. Like all good business history it transcends narrow departmental

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Dudley Docker (1862-1944) was one of the most powerful European businessmen of his era, through his secretiveness and taste for intrigue served to obscure his importance. This book is a feat of detection and historical reconstruction which establishes him as a figure of substantial influence. Like all good business history it transcends narrow departmental interests. It is a solid mixture of business, economic, political, social and even diplomatic history. It sketches the life and times of Docker: it describes the deals he fixed, recounts the rise and fall of the companies he directed, but also recreates the milieu in which he worked and portrays British socio-economic history from his standpoint. The book's chief theme is the decline of British industrial hegemony since 1880.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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