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The Battle of Bretton Woods

John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of A New World Order
Steil, Benn (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Battle of Bretton Woods
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Recounts the events of the Bretton Woods accords, presents portaits of the two men at the center of the drama, and reveals Harry White's admiration for Soviet economic planning and communications with intelligence officers.
Authors: Steil, Benn
Title: The battle of Bretton Woods
John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the making of a new world order
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013
Characteristics: viii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm
Notes: "A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
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
Summary: Recounts the events of the Bretton Woods accords, presents portaits of the two men at the center of the drama, and reveals Harry White's admiration for Soviet economic planning and communications with intelligence officers.
ISBN: 0691149097
9780691149097
Statement of Responsibility: Benn Steil
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948 Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946 International finance History 20th century Monetary policy History 20th century United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference (1944 : Bretton Woods, N.H.)
Topical Term: International finance
Monetary policy
LCCN: 2012035709
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Oct 22, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book, which essentially repeats the hard-researched truths I've come across over the years.

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