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Author Steil, Benn, author.

Title The battle of Bretton Woods : John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the making of a new world order / Benn Steil.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 449 pages)
Note "A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The world comes to the White Mountains -- The improbable rise of Harry White -- Maynard Keynes and the monetary menace -- "The most unsordid act" -- The best-laid plans of White and Keynes -- Whitewash -- History is made -- Begging like Fala -- Out with the old order, in with the new -- Epilogue.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 century's 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 Steil's epic account.
Subject United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference (1944 : Bretton Woods, N.H.)
Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946.
White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948.
Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946. (OCoLC)fst00029862
White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948. (OCoLC)fst00346552
United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference. (OCoLC)fst01406233
Monetary policy -- History -- 20th century.
International finance -- History -- 20th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Macroeconomics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Système monétaire international.
Politique monétaire.
Histoire économique.
Finances internationales.
International finance. (OCoLC)fst00976945
Monetary policy. (OCoLC)fst01025230
Bretton Woods overeenkomsten.
Internationale orde.
Diplomatieke betrekkingen.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Steil, Benn. Battle of Bretton Woods. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013 9780691149097 (DLC) 2012035709 (OCoLC)811523927
ISBN 9781400846573 (electronic bk.)
1400846579 (electronic bk.)
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