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John Maynard Keynes: Volume 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 (John Maynard Keynes #3)

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The eagerly awaited final volume of Robert Skidelsky's definitive biography of John Maynard Keynes covers the period from 1937, when Keynes had become the world's most influential economist, to his death in 1946. It focuses on Keynes's contribution to the financing of Britain's war effort, the building of the postwar economic order, and his role in Britain's struggle to pr ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published November 26th 2002 by Penguin Books (first published 2001)
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Frank Stein
This book should be an easy triumph, since the author's first two volumes in his Keynes biography were unquestionably the most lucid and even-handed account of his profound life, and this book recounts Keynes at the very height of his power and influence. His "General Theory on Employment, Money, and Interest" had already begun to reshape the world of economics, and, as an advisor to the British Treasury, he basically planned Britain's financing of World War II. He also conducted the negotiation ...more
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Oct 30, 2010 Ed rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kate heeringa
Well I finally finished the third volume of Skidelsky's great biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I did the other two volumes; though it is now available as one big volume: my goodness must be 1500 pages.

At the end of it, what is most interesting is the complexity of Keynes: fundamentally conservative, traditionally British, becoming a radical iconoclast of free market economic orthodoxy in order to save the free market it from itself. The Keynes of these
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Don
Final volume in Skidelsky's three-part biography of Keynes. I am listed in the acknowledgments, so it must be good right?
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Have owned this for a long time, but only read a few pages so far. Time to finish. I know Volumes 1 and 2 are supposed to be better, but this one was available from a remainder outlet...
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Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of the The World After Communism (1995) (American ed ...more
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