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Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History, Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London
Richard Roberts is Professor of Contemporary History at the Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London. He has held fellowships at Downing College, Cambridge, Princeton University, and the Bank of England. He specialises in financial history and is author of many publications in this field including histories of City investment bank Schroders (1992) and consortium bank Orion (2001). His contemporary studies Wall Street (2002) and The City (2008) are published by The Economist.
Table of Contents
Part I Breakdown
1. House Closed
2. Bolt from the Blue
3. Worst Days
Part II Containment
4. Bankers Scheme
5. Treasury View
6. War Conference
7. Banks Reopen
Part III Revival and Repression
8. Cold Storage
9. Fixing the Foreign Exchanges
10. House Open
Part IV Perspectives
11. Global Financial Crisis
12. Perspectives and Conclusions