A Tenured Professor
By (author) John Kenneth Galbraith
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Tenured Professor by John Kenneth Galbraith
Book DescriptionJohn Kenneth Galbraith's third novel, A Tenured Professor, is at once an intriguing tale of morality and a comic delight. Montgomery Martin, a Harvard economics professor, creates a stock forecasting model, which makes it possible for him to uncover society's hidden agendas. Seeking proof that human folly has no limit when motivated by greed, Martin initiates mass hysteria that causes investors to assume that up is the only direction. Hailed as "Galbraith's wisest and wittiest" novel (New York Times), A Tenured Professor is an impudently satirical tale.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780618154555
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 4-Feb-1991
Country of Publication: United States
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Drawing on a lifetime of access to many great public figures, the famous economist offers a clear-eyed, unsparing, and amusing "look at prominent people . . . [he] has known, from FDR on" (Larry King, "USA Today") and offers a rich and uniquely personal history of the century he helped to shape. A "New York Times" Notable Book. 8-page insert.
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