Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

November 24, 2015|
Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes by Richard Davenport-hines
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From the bestselling and award-winning author of ''An English Affair'', a dazzlingly original thematic biography which throws fresh light on the greatest economist of the twentieth century.John Maynard Keynes is the man who saved Britain from financial crisis not once but twice - over the course of two World Wars. He remains a highly influential figure, nearly 70 years after his death. But who was he?In this entertaining biography, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us the man behind the economics: the connoisseur, intellectual, public official and statesman who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was persuading prime ministers and presidents.By exploring the desires and experiences that made Keynes think as he did, Davenport-Hines reveals the aesthetic basis of Keynesian economics, and explores why the ideas of this Great Briton continue to resonate so powerfully today.
Richard Davenport-Hines won the Wolfson Prize for History for his first book, ''Dudley Docker''. He is an adviser to the ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' and has also written biographies of W.H. Auden and Marcel Proust. His most recent book, ''An English Affair'' was published in 2013. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Societ...
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Title:Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 in
Published:November 24, 2015
Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780007519828

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