Easton Press - Leather Bound Book
This copy of "The Great Crash 1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith is in excellent condition. The gold gilded pages show minimal wear. It's a wonderful read that also looks fantastic sitting on the shelf! It's a must-have for the collection!
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"The Great Crash 1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith
Edition: 1988 Collector's Edition
Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Luxurious Leather Binding
Condition: Excellent - shows minor wear on gold gilded pages
"The Great Crash 1929" is a historical review of the economy, general attitudes of the time, and speculative fervor leading to the stock market crash of 1929. Galbraith details the numerous excesses and warning signs leading to the collapse of the stock market and the U.S. economy. He writes a compelling narrative on the excesses, greed, and ultimate destruction of hope those at the moment experienced.
Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, 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." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.
About the author
John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith (October 15, 1908 - April 29, 2006) was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. In macro-economical terms he was a Keynesian and an institutionalist.
Galbraith was a long-time Harvard faculty member and stayed with Harvard University for half a century as a professor of economics. He was a prolific author and wrote four dozen books, including several novels, and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967).
Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. He served as United States Ambassador to India under the Kennedy administration. His prodigious literary output and outspokenness made him, arguably, "the best-known economist in the world" during his lifetime. Galbraith was one of few recipients both of the Medal of Freedom (1946) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000) for his public service and contribution to science. The government of France made him a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur.
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