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The Resource Chairman of the Fed : William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system, Robert P. Bremner

Chairman of the Fed : William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system, Robert P. Bremner

Label
Chairman of the Fed : William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system
Title
Chairman of the Fed
Title remainder
William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Bremner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first biography of William McChesney Martin, Jr. (1906-1998), the first paid president of the New York Stock Exchange and the chairman of the Federal Reserve System under Presidents Truman to Nixon. The extent of Martin's influence on the course of American economic history was significant: arguably he has done more to strengthen and reform the nation's most important financial institutions than has any other individual. Chairman of the Fed tells Martin's fascinating life story and explains his lasting impact on the NYSE and the Fed, both troubled institutions that Martin transformed. The book provides an inside look into the economic deliberations of five presidential administrations and describes Martin's battles to bring about ethical and intelligent regulation of U.S. financial markets. His experiences shed light not only on the evolution of the American financial system but also on critical issues that confront the system today
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bremner, Robert P.
Dewey number
  • 332.1/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2563.M275
LC item number
B74 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martin, William McChesney
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Government economists
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Chairman of the Fed : William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system, Robert P. Bremner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-344) 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
Who was Bill Martin? -- A family of substance: the early years -- Into the Maelstrom: Wall Street in the 1930s -- Cleaning the Augean Stables of capitalism: The New York Stock Exchange Presidency -- From President to private and back again: World War II and the export-import bank years -- From crisis to crisis: the Truman Administration and the Fed -- By fits and starts: the early Eisenhower years -- Trying to manage prosperity: the late Eisenhower years -- Gunfight on the new frontier: The Kennedy years -- Sowing the wind: the early Johnson years -- Reaping the whirlwind: the late Johnson years -- Passing the torch: The Nixon Administration
Control code
55229082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 357 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300105087
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chairman of the Fed : William McChesney Martin Jr. and the creation of the modern American financial system, Robert P. Bremner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-344) 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
Who was Bill Martin? -- A family of substance: the early years -- Into the Maelstrom: Wall Street in the 1930s -- Cleaning the Augean Stables of capitalism: The New York Stock Exchange Presidency -- From President to private and back again: World War II and the export-import bank years -- From crisis to crisis: the Truman Administration and the Fed -- By fits and starts: the early Eisenhower years -- Trying to manage prosperity: the late Eisenhower years -- Gunfight on the new frontier: The Kennedy years -- Sowing the wind: the early Johnson years -- Reaping the whirlwind: the late Johnson years -- Passing the torch: The Nixon Administration
Control code
55229082
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 357 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300105087
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004051626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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