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The Great Crash of 1929


Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Year Printed: 1955

Edition: Second

Condition: Fine

eBook: None

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Pages: 212

Height: 8.25 inches

Width: 5.75 inches


Red Hardcover - 5 3/4"x8 1/2" See QFinance review.

  • Entertaining account of the market mania and resulting historic crash of 1929.

  • Tells a relevant and timely story of over-investment and market frenzy, and why financial bubbles since then have always been compared to the Great Crash.

  • Traces the market fluctuations of the time, showing how the crash evolved and helped ignite a full economic depression.


As a protection against financial illusion or insanity, memory is far better than law.

A roaring boom was in progress in the stock market and, like all booms, it had to end.

But now, as throughout history, financial capacity and political perspicacity are inversely correlated.