The Great Crash
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The story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 is told here, tracing how it set in motion a series of economic, political, and social events that affected many millions of people in America, Britain, Europe, and Australia. The Crash rolled across the world like a tidal wave, toppling governments, spreading the wave of dictatorships in Italy and Germany, infecting entire industries, and plunging millions into unemployment and poverty. By the time it began to lift in 1935, the lives of people in scores of countries had changed forever. Selwyn Parker’s book also poses the question Could it happen again?
Selwyn Parker has written for a number of international publications including Newsweek, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Time. He is the author of Chasing the Chimney Sweep.
"Selwyn Parker's sprightly new history could hardly be better timed . . . his narrative is brisk and chirpy, and he has a nice eye for personality." —The Daily Telegraph"Not a rigorous economic analysis of the crash but a work of narrative history aimed at the general reader. As such it is racy and colourful. It has a broad sweep, covering how the depression spread from the US to Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Japan and elsewhere." —Financial Times