Review of Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great Depression and the Bankers Who Broke the World

Liaquat Ahamed, Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great Depression and the Bankers Who Broke the World, William Heinemann Ltd 2009, 576 pages

Whatever else 2010 holds in store for us, one can safely predict that there will be a bumper crop of books on the recent financial crisis. Many of them will be highly readable. Some might even offer new insights and draw useful lessons and conclusions. A few will no doubt be simply exercises in rushing to print before the reading public moves on. Public interest