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The Summit - Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy

Ed Conway

The meeting of world leaders at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. The system they set up presided over the longest, strongest, and most stable period of growth the world economy has ever seen. At the very heart of the conference was the love-hate relationship between the Briton John Maynard Keynes, the greatest economist of his day, and his American counterpart Harry Dexter White (later revealed to be passing information secretly to Russian spies). Both were intent on creating an economic settlement that would put right the wrongs of Versailles. Both were working to prevent another world war. But they were also working to defend their countries' national interests. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries, and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning color and clarity. This is an extraordinary debut from a talented historian.

The meeting of world leaders at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. The system they set up presided over the longest, strongest, and most stable period of growth the world economy has ever seen. At the very heart of the conference was the love-hate relationship between the Briton John Maynard Keynes, the greatest economist of his day, and his American counterpart Harry Dexter White (later revealed to be passing information secretly to Russian spies). Both were intent on creating an economic settlement that would put right the wrongs of Versailles. Both were working to prevent another world war. But they were also working to defend their countries' national interests. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries, and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning color and clarity. This is an extraordinary debut from a talented historian.
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The meeting of world leaders at Bretton Woods in 1944 was the only time countries from around the world agreed to overhaul the structure of the international monetary system. The system they set up presided over the longest, strongest, and most stable period of growth the world economy has ever seen. At the very heart of the conference was the love-hate relationship between the Briton John Maynard Keynes, the greatest economist of his day, and his American counterpart Harry Dexter White (later revealed to be passing information secretly to Russian spies). Both were intent on creating an economic settlement that would put right the wrongs of Versailles. Both were working to prevent another world war. But they were also working to defend their countries' national interests. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries, and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning color and clarity. This is an extraordinary debut from a talented historian.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ralph Lister

Length:

14h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

35:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

53:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

54:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

48:29