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Karl Helfferich, 1872-1924:
Economist, Financier, Politician
John G. Williamson

Paperback | 2015 | $64.00 | £53.95 | ISBN: 9780691620374
Hardcover | 2016 | $160.00 | £133.95 | ISBN: 9780691647135
462 pp. | 7 x 10
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An irascible, brilliant man, trained as an economist, Karl Helfferich became one of Wilhelmine Germany's leading financiers in the years after 1905. During World War I, he held a series of important Reich offices and, after 1918, became a leading right-wing politician in the Weimar Republic. As creator of the basic plan to stabilize the mark in 1923, he played a major role in ending the catastrophic postwar inflation. John Williamson's biography of Helfferich thus reflects German controversies over the crucial political, economic, and social issues of the era 1895-1924: e.g., industrialization, colonial development, the Bagdad Railway and imperialism, unrestricted submarine warfare, wartime political reform, war aims, and postwar financial and foreign policy.

Originally published in 1971.

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