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A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969 (A History of the Federal Reserve)

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Allan H. Meltzer’s critically acclaimed history of the Federal Reserve is the most ambitious, most intensive, and most revealing investigation of the subject ever conducted. Its first volume, published to widespread critical acclaim in 2003, spanned the period from the institution’s founding in 1913 to the restoration of its independence in 1951. This two-part second ...more
Hardcover, 696 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by University Of Chicago Press (first published May 31st 2007)
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The second of three books of Meltzer's exhaustive history of the Federal Reserve. I would also say it is exhaust-ing at times, but a fascinating read for anyone interested in monetary policy history (a very small group of people that includes me). This book covers a period bookended by the Fed-Treasury accord, which restored some measure of independence to the FR, and the beginning of the Great Inflation of the late 1960s and 1970s.

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A History of the Federal Reserve (3 books)
  • A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1: 1913-1951
  • A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 2, 1970-1986

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