The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

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When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for a new Bretton Woods to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remo...
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When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for a new Bretton Woods to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of forty-four nations gathered in July 1944, in the midst of the centurys second great war, has become shorthand for enlightened globalization. The actual story surrounding the historic Bretton Woods accords, however, is full of startling drama, intrigue, and rivalry, which are vividly brought to life in Benn Steils epic account. Upending the conventional wisdom that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, Steil shows that it was in reality part of a much more ambitious geopolitical agenda hatched within President Franklin D. Roosevelts Treasury and aimed at eliminating Britain as an economic and political rival. At the heart of the drama were the antipodal characters of John Maynard Keynes, the renowned and revolutionary British economist, and Harry Dexter White, the dogged, self-made American technocrat.
Uitgever John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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ISBN/EAN 9780691162379
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