Great Crash of 1929  -     By: John Galbraith
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Great Crash of 1929

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2009 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0547248164
ISBN-13: 9780547248165

Publisher's Description

The classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, with an introduction by economist James K. Galbraith

 

Of John Kenneth Galbraith's The Great Crash 1929, 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 became an instant bestseller, and in the years since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history.

Author Bio

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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