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Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the…

Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most…

by Peter Clarke

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A brief biography of Keynes. Not terribly familiar with him or economic theory and reading this seemed a decent way to remedy that. If you are looking for something in depth or very academic this may not be the book for you. However, it is written for an adult audience and the author doesn't mind spending time on some of the technical issues Keynes had to deal with. ( )
  Chris_El | Mar 19, 2015 |
I won this off goodreads, which just goes to prove that those get a free book competitions actually give out free books. That said, this was pretty blah. Clarke's a very nice writer, so it's easy to read. But that's about the best I can say- the biographical stuff was fine, but there was very little about the Fall or Return of this Influential Economist. And the book doesn't really explain why he was so influential until the last chapter... and even then doesn't do a very good job. Was his major innovation really convincing people that investment could lead to savings rather than the other way round? Really? The *General Theory* gets all of two pages. I'm sure there are better biographies; I hope to hell there are better intellectual biographies. But it's short enough to read in an afternoon, and I'm encouraged enough that I'd want to read other things written by Peter Clarke which require a little less explanation of complicated ideas, i.e., his history of 20th century Britain. ( )
  stillatim | Dec 29, 2013 |
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A very excellent short life of Keynes, written accessibly. ( )
  napaxton | May 29, 2010 |
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This was a Early Review edition. I will have to admit that this this is one of those books that I had to take a couple of shots at. It was a book written by an English intellectual about an Englist intellectual so it probably didn't have much of a shot at being exciting reading to begin with, but the writing style and the story construction didn't really help me stay involved either. I stuck with it because I do believe that John M. Keynes was an importantant enough factor in a critical part of American (and world) history that is worth trying to understand the underpinnings of his ideas. In the end I must say I am glad I did stick with it. The ideas that fueled the Roosevelt's New Deal were derived from this man's ideas and we still are struggling with the implications of his policies. I think I will probably try to read the last few chapters again eventually. It is a small book filled with a lot of big ideas. ( )
  pamur | Apr 12, 2010 |
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This was a good introductory work on someone I've been hearing a lot about in the news, but didn't know much about. As a non-economist, I was able to understand why Keynes was (and is) so important. The author seems to be a fan of his subject, but didn't descend into hero-worship. ( )
  Ann_Louise | Jan 19, 2010 |
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Engaging and authoratitive, 'Keynes' explores the often misunderstood man in the context of his own life and times - the impact of his homosexuality and his later marriage to ballerina Lydia Lopokova - and questions the relevence and significance of his groundbreaking ideas today.… (more)

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