John Maynard Keynes: Fighting for Britain, 1937-1946

Front Cover
The first two volumes of Robert Skidelsky's definitive and consummate biography of John Maynard Keynes were hailed as publishing events on both sides of the Atlantic. Already published to acclaim in Britain, this third and final volume covers Keynes's later years from 1937 to his death in 1946. During this period, Keynes's outstanding contribution to the financing of Britain's war effort, to the building of the postwar economic order, and his role in Britain's struggle to preserve its independence within the Atlantic alliance solidified the economist's lasting importance in twentieth-century history. Skidelsky lucidly explains Keynes's economic theories and masterfully evokes the complexities of his personality. The book abounds in lively anecdotes and memorable portraits, notably that of his devoted wife, Lydia Lopokova, whose eccentric but utterly logical post-Keynesian existence is charted in a delightful epilogue. Insightful and intelligent, this is a work that tells the story of a passionate and determined visionary and provides an invaluable overview of issues that remain at the center of international political and economic debate.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - yooperprof - LibraryThing

The biography as Economics textbook. For the non-specialist, the intricacies of modern economic theory can seem as arcane as medieval theology, and certainly Lord Skidelsky devotes scores of pages to ... Read full review

JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES: Vol. III, Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946

User Review  - Kirkus

Final volume in the definitive biography (following The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937, 1994, etc.) of the brilliant British economist.Keynes (1883-1946) may or may not have been the greatest ... Read full review

Contents

Keynesian Revolution iv Prudence versus Appeasement
38
THE MIDDLE WAY IN WAR
46
The Treasury Says
69
Copyright

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Robert Skidelsky, a professor of political economy at Warwick University, is also the author of Politicians and the Slump and Oswald Mosley.

Bibliographic information