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Title The downfall of money : Germany's hyperinflation and the destruction of the middle class / Frederick Taylor.
Author Taylor, Fred, 1947-
Publication New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 332.4943 T
Contents Introduction -- Finding the Money for the End of the World -- Loser Pays All -- From Triumph to Disaster -- 'I Hate the Social Revolution like Sin' -- Salaries Are Still Being Paid -- Fourteen Points -- Bloodhounds -- Diktat -- Social Peace at Any Price? -- Consequences -- Putsch -- The Rally -- Goldilocks and the Mark -- Boom -- No More Heroes -- Fear -- Losers -- Kicking Germany When She's Down -- Fuhrer -- 'It Is Too Much' -- The Starving Billionaires -- Desperate Measures -- Everone Wants a Dictator -- Breaking the Fever -- Bail-out -- Afterword: Why a German Trauma? -- Appendix: Timeline of Key Events -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary "A hundred years ago, many theorists believed ... that the world had reached a state of economic perfection, a never-before-seen human interdependence that would lead to universal growth and prosperity. At the time, the German mark was one of the most trusted currencies in the world. Yet the early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany witnessed the most calamitous collapse of a developed economy in modern times. [This book explores] anew the dramatic story of the hyperinflation that saw the mark--worth 4.2 to the dollar in 1914--plunge until it traded at over 4 trillion to 1 by the autumn of 1923"--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-398) and index.
Subject Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.
Inflation (Finance) -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Financial crises -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
Alt Title Down-fall of money
ISBN 9781620402368 (hbk.) :
162040236X (hbk.)

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  332.4943 T    DUE 03-15-21