Book of the Week #26

The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy by Ed Conway (NY: Pegasus Books, 2014)
"The phrase 'history in the making' is bandied around so often that it has lost most of its potency. But when the delegates turned up to the Mount Washington hotel in the summer of 1944 they were under no delusions that that was precisely what they were doing.
Their task was breathtakingly ambitious: nothing less than to repair the world economy by fashioning a system whereby countries could trade with each other without the threat of financial and economic crises like the ones which had punctuated the 1920s and 1930s.
... It is the aim of this book to describe what really happened in those remarkable twenty-two days--and, of course, the months and years of surrounding meetings and behind-the-scenes debates that are equally intriguing." --Prologue

To learn more, check out this interview with the author and the New York Times Book Review article.

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