The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press))

[Benn Steil] ↠ The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press)) ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press)) American Bullies at Bretton Woods There, I said it, and I am an American.I had heard of the conference but never read about it, and certainly had never heard of Harry Dexter White, but this book goes to great length to explain what happened in this important meeting as World War II was drawing to a close and a plan needed to be developed for a new world order regarding the flows of money to facilitate trade and avoid economic disruptions that the world had seen far too much of.Steil presents mor

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press))

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Rating : 4.46 (783 Votes)
Asin : 0691149097
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-09-23
Language : English

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American Bullies at Bretton Woods There, I said it, and I am an American.I had heard of the conference but never read about it, and certainly had never heard of Harry Dexter White, but this book goes to great length to explain what happened in this important meeting as World War II was drawing to a close and a plan needed to be developed for a new world order regarding the flows of money to facilitate trade and avoid economic disruptions that the world had seen far too much of.Steil presents more information on John Maynard Ke. Chaneyx6 said Five Stars. Excellent book. an incomplete account This book sets out to explain Bretton Woods and to explain it in the context of the differences between Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes. But it's a rather frustrating book because its narrow construction leads to a somewhat narrow understanding of the problem. It also offers up a somewhat false choice between the two sets of bad ideas which were not all that different.The international monetary crisis began in the First World War. The debts, gold and trade imbalances created by the

Benn Steil is senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. . His previous book, Money, Markets, and Sovereignty, was awarded the 2010 Hayek Book Prize

Fridson, Financial Analysts Journal"Steil's book is essential reading for students of multilateralism, diplomacy, and international economic relations. Everything is here: political chicanery, bureaucratic skulduggery, espionage, hard economic detail and the acid humour of men making history under pressure."--Tony Barber, Financial Times"This is a fantastic book. For those who come fresh to the subject, and even for those who know most of it, it is an excellent and revealing account."--Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books"A superb history. The Battle of Bretton Woods is chock-full of provocative and timely observations."--Glenn C. The details are addictive

Bringing to bear new and striking archival evidence, Steil offers the most compelling portrait yet of the complex and controversial figure of White--the architect of the dollar's privileged place in the Bretton Woods monetary system, who also, very privately, admired Soviet economic planning and engaged in clandestine communications with Soviet intelligence officials and agents over many years. 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