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The Great Crash, 1929
     

The Great Crash, 1929

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by John Kenneth Galbraith
 

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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial

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Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community."

 

Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book has risen once again as Americans look for perspective on the current global financial crisis.  This new edition will be published on the 80th anniversary of the Great Crash with a new introduction by the author's son, economist, James K. Galbraith.  He is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.

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ISBN-13:
9780141038254
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/28/2009

Meet the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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The Great Crash 1929 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
PIGEONPIE More than 1 year ago
INTERESTING ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS. IT IS SORT OF A GOSSIPY TALE OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT. ALTHOUGH I THINK F WM ENGDAHL GIVE A MUCH BETTER AND BROADER EXPLANATION THAT LED TO THE MASSIVE ECONOMIC CRASH AND EVENTUAL WAR.
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Excellent study of wall street crash reads even after three readings over rhe years nook edition
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Alan_Houston More than 1 year ago
Lots of folks think Wall Street swindling and the looting of worker's pension funds was the invention of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. This witty and enjoyable book shows that Wall Street has always been run by crooks, and working Americans have always been the gullible rubes who make it possible for a Romney to exist. Read this book, then hide your retirement funds under your mattress.