The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

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$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
656
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.3 X 1.7 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525509035

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About the Author

Zachary D. Carter is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where he covers Congress, the White House, and economic policy. He is a frequent guest on cable news and news radio, and his written work has also appeared in The New Republic, The Nation, and The American Prospect, among other outlets. His story, "Swiped: Banks, Merchants and Why Washington Doesn't Work for You" was included in the Columbia Journalism Review's compilation Best Business Writing. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"Zachary D. Carter has given us an important, resonant, and memorable portrait of one of the chief architects of the world we've known, and know still. As Richard Nixon observed, we're all Keynesians now--even if we don't realize it. Carter's powerful book will surely fix that."--Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hope of Glory

"The Price of Peace is a towering achievement. Carter blends a nuanced and sophisticated financial history of the twentieth century with the intimate personal drama and political upheaval of an epic novel. . . . A masterful biography of a unique and complex social thinker."--Stephanie Kelton, author of The Deficit Myth

"With an eye for the apt phrase and the telling detail, Zachary D. Carter has written a thoughtful and sweeping biography of Keynes and his ideas, extending through the twentieth century and into our own time. Carter gives life to the effortless brilliance, frank appetites, and ethical commitments that made Keynes and Keynesianism so immensely consequential in philosophy, art, money, politics, letters, and war. The Price of Peace is a terrific book about a fascinating character."--Eric Rauchway, author of Winter War

"Making an impressive book debut, journalist Carter offers a sweeping, comprehensive biography of economist, political theorist, and statesman John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), one of most influential figures of his time. . . . An absorbing, thoroughly researched life of a singular thinker."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Although British economist [John Maynard] Keynes is mostly remembered for the theory that bears his name, in his first book, journalist [Zachary D.] Carter reveals that his ideas have far more to offer to today's world of rickety economies and creeping authoritarianism. . . . In this sweeping intellectual biography, Carter traces Keynes' career from his first forays into public policy during WWI, through the bumpy 1920s and the Great Depression, to its end in the behind-the-scenes negotiations of WWII. He vividly describes Keynes' world, which encompassed both European realpolitik and the Bloomsbury Group, and illustrates how his academic, cultural, and political activities influenced his ideas. . . . Carter's timely study is highly recommended."--Booklist (starred review)