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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