The Downfall of Money: Germany's Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class

Frederick Taylor (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
September 17, 2013
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.47 X 1.42 X 9.44 inches | 1.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620402368
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About the Author

Frederick Taylor is the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Dresden and The Berlin Wall, both of which have appeared in many languages, and also edited and translated The Goebbels Diaries 1939-1941. He has lectured all over the world and appeared in several major television documentary series, including most recently the History Channel's The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall and PBS's The Wall: A World Divided. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives in Cornwall, England.

Reviews

"Taylor (Dresden) adds to a solid body of work on 20th-century Germany with this chilling account of the human face of hyperinflation in the 1920s Weimar Republic." -"Publishers Weekly" "A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative...Taylor's history provides plenty of relevant lessons for today--and not only for Europe." -"Kirkus Reviews ""Excellent...By skillfully weaving together economic history with political narrative and drawing on sources from everyday life as well as the inner cabinet of diplomacy, Mr. Taylor tells the history of the Weimar inflation as the life-and-death struggle of the first German democracy...This is a dramatic story, well told." - Adam Tooze, "The Wall Street Journal" "The British historian Frederick Taylor has written so brilliantly and incisively about Adolf Hitler that it is no surprise that he has turned his attention to the German economic meltdown...Mr. Taylor's book, 'Exorcising Hitler, ' proved the author's prowess at social and political historiography and a magnificent grasp of Germany as a whole. 'The Downfall of Money' demonstrates that superb attunement to Germany anew and also [Taylor's] mastery as an economic historian....Firmly and rightly grounded in its own time and place, 'The Downfall of Money' nonetheless resonates in our own." -Martin Rubin, "The Washington Times
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Taylor (Dresden) adds to a solid body of work on 20th-century Germany with this chilling account of the human face of hyperinflation in the 1920s Weimar Republic.--Publishers Weekly
A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative...Taylor's history provides plenty of relevant lessons for today-and not only for Europe.--Kirkus Reviews

Taylor (Dresden) adds to a solid body of work on 20th-century Germany with this chilling account of the human face of hyperinflation in the 1920s Weimar Republic. Publishers Weekly

A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative...Taylor's history provides plenty of relevant lessons for today-and not only for Europe. Kirkus Reviews

Excellent...By skillfully weaving together economic history with political narrative and drawing on sources from everyday life as well as the inner cabinet of diplomacy, Mr. Taylor tells the history of the Weimar inflation as the life-and-death struggle of the first German democracy...This is a dramatic story, well told. "Adam Tooze, The Wall Street Journal"

The British historian Frederick Taylor has written so brilliantly and incisively about Adolf Hitler that it is no surprise that he has turned his attention to the German economic meltdown...Mr. Taylor's book, 'Exorcising Hitler, ' proved the author's prowess at social and political historiography and a magnificent grasp of Germany as a whole. 'The Downfall of Money' demonstrates that superb attunement to Germany anew and also [Taylor's] mastery as an economic historian....Firmly and rightly grounded in its own time and place, 'The Downfall of Money' nonetheless resonates in our own. "Martin Rubin, The Washington Times""

"Taylor (Dresden) adds to a solid body of work on 20th-century Germany with this chilling account of the human face of hyperinflation in the 1920s Weimar Republic." --Publishers Weekly

"A well-organized, fast-moving political narrative...Taylor's history provides plenty of relevant lessons for today-and not only for Europe." --Kirkus Reviews

"Excellent...By skillfully weaving together economic history with political narrative and drawing on sources from everyday life as well as the inner cabinet of diplomacy, Mr. Taylor tells the history of the Weimar inflation as the life-and-death struggle of the first German democracy...This is a dramatic story, well told." --Adam Tooze, The Wall Street Journal

"The British historian Frederick Taylor has written so brilliantly and incisively about Adolf Hitler that it is no surprise that he has turned his attention to the German economic meltdown...Mr. Taylor's book, 'Exorcising Hitler, ' proved the author's prowess at social and political historiography and a magnificent grasp of Germany as a whole. 'The Downfall of Money' demonstrates that superb attunement to Germany anew and also [Taylor's] mastery as an economic historian....Firmly and rightly grounded in its own time and place, 'The Downfall of Money' nonetheless resonates in our own." --Martin Rubin, The Washington Times