Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World Author Liaquat Ahamed
ISBN-10 0143116800
ISBN-13 9780143116806
Year 2009-12-29
Pages 576
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize A magisterial work You can t help thinking about the economic crisis we re living through now The New York Times Book Review It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person s or government s control In fact as Liaquat Ahamed reveals it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades As yet another period of economic turmoil makes headlines today Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have their fallibility and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong

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