The Great Crash, 1929
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - 206 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EricCostello - LibraryThing
This was a re-re-reading of the book. The positives of the book are a cogent analysis (toward the end) of the factors that could have led to the 1929 stock market crash, including problems with supply ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breic - LibraryThing
Short and interesting story, focused on the stock market boom and crash. He tries to understand the reasons for both, but maybe there are not enough comparisons to other speculative booms for his ... Read full review
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