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The Resource Bagehot : the life and times of the greatest Victorian, James Grant

Bagehot : the life and times of the greatest Victorian, James Grant

Label
Bagehot : the life and times of the greatest Victorian
Title
Bagehot
Title remainder
the life and times of the greatest Victorian
Statement of responsibility
James Grant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive biography of a banker, essayist, and editor of the Economist, by an acclaimed financial historian. During the upheavals of 2007-9, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill, and author of Lombard Street, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that--decades later--inspired the radical responses to the world's worst financial crises. In James Grant's colorful and groundbreaking biography, Bagehot appears as both an ornament to his own age and a muse to our own. Brilliant and precocious, he was influential in political circles, making high-profile friends, including William Gladstone--and enemies: Lord Overstone, Benjamin Disraeli. As an essayist on wide-ranging topics, he won the admiration of Matthew Arnold and Woodrow Wilson. He was also a misogynist, and while he opposed slavery, he misjudged Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. As editor of the Economist, he offered astute commentary on the financial issues of his day, and his name lives on in an eponymous weekly column"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, James
Dewey number
  • 330.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB103.B2
LC item number
G73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bagehot, Walter
  • Bankers
  • Essayists
  • Journalists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Bagehot : the life and times of the greatest Victorian, James Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "With devouring fury" -- "Large, wild, fiery, black" -- "In mirth and refutation; in ridicule and laughter" -- "Vive la guillotine" -- The literary banker -- "The ruin inflicted on innocent creditors" -- "The young gentleman out of Miss Austen's novels" -- A death in India -- The "problem" of W.E. Gladstone -- "Therefore, we entirely approve" -- "The muddy slime of Bagehot's crotchets and heresies" -- The great scrum of reform -- A loser by seven bought votes -- By "influence and corruption" -- "In the first rank" -- Never a bullish word -- Government bears the cost -- "I wonder what my eminence is?"
Control code
on1054001436
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393609196
Lccn
2019004287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054001436
Label
Bagehot : the life and times of the greatest Victorian, James Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "With devouring fury" -- "Large, wild, fiery, black" -- "In mirth and refutation; in ridicule and laughter" -- "Vive la guillotine" -- The literary banker -- "The ruin inflicted on innocent creditors" -- "The young gentleman out of Miss Austen's novels" -- A death in India -- The "problem" of W.E. Gladstone -- "Therefore, we entirely approve" -- "The muddy slime of Bagehot's crotchets and heresies" -- The great scrum of reform -- A loser by seven bought votes -- By "influence and corruption" -- "In the first rank" -- Never a bullish word -- Government bears the cost -- "I wonder what my eminence is?"
Control code
on1054001436
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxi, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393609196
Lccn
2019004287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054001436

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