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03 August 2021
John Kenneth Galbraith, one of America's foremost economists, follows the incredible economic rise and fall that lead to the great crash of 1929 No account of the financial insanity of 1929 has been issued in a form at once so readable, so humorous, and so carefully authenticated as this classic book. J.K. Galbraith examines the 'gold rush fantasy' in American psychology and describes its dire consequences. The Florida land boom, the operations of Insull, Kreuger and Hatry, and the fabulous Shenandoah Corporation all come together in this penetrating study of concerted human greed and folly. From the cold figures of Wall Street the author wrenches a truly human drama.
By:   John Kenneth Galbraith
Introduction by:   James K. Galbraith
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   158g
ISBN:   9780241468081
ISBN 10:   0241468086
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Kenneth Galbraith, born in 1908, was one of the twentieth century's most influential economists. He produced dozens of books and hundreds of articles on economics, politics, foreign policy and the arts, his most famous including the popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years and was also active in politics, serving as an adviser to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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