The Great Crash, 1929

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-10
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.

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Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book examines the 1929 financial collapse. This new edition is being published on the 80th anniversary of the Great Crash, even as Americans look for perspective on the current global financial crisis.

Author Biography

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a critically acclaimed author and one of America's foremost economists. His most famous works include The Affluent Society, The Good Society, and The Great Crash. Galbraith was the receipient of the Order of Canada and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
A Note on Sourcesp. xvii
"Vision and Boundless Hope and Optimism"p. 1
Something Should be Done?p. 24
In Goldman, Sachs We Trustp. 43
The Twilight of Illusionp. 66
The Crashp. 88
Things Become More Seriousp. 108
Aftermath Ip. 128
Aftermath IIp. 144
Cause and Consequencep. 168
Indexp. 197
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