The World's Banker
A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations
By (author) Sebastian Mallaby
Format: Paperback / softback
World's Banker by Sebastian Mallaby
Book DescriptionNever has the World Bank's relief work been more important than in the last nine years, when crises as huge as AIDS and the emergence of terrorist sanctuaries have threatened the prosperity of billions. This journalistic masterpiece by Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby charts those controversial years at the Bank under the leadership of James Wolfensohn the unstoppable power broker whose daring efforts to enlarge the planet's wealth in an age of globalization and terror were matched only by the force of his polarizing personality. Based on unprecedented access to its subject, this captivating tour through the messy reality of global development is that rare triumph an emblematic story through which a gifted author has channeled the spirit of the age.This edition features a new afterword by the author that analyzes the appointment of Paul Wolfowitz as Wolfensohn's successor at the World bank"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143036791
(214mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sebastian Mallaby
Man Who Knew, Hardback (October 2016)
"Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet"--Dust jacket flap.
More Money Than God, Paperback (May 2011)
The first book of its kind: a fascinating and entertaining examination of hedge funds today Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award The New York Times bestseller
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By examining the dramatic impact of James Wolfensohn, one of the most powerful Australians on the world stage, since he took over as President of the World Bank in 1995, this book explores the challenges and contradictions of the West's efforts to enlarge the world's wealth in an age of globalisation and global terror.
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Author Biography - Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby has been a "Washington Post" columnist since 1999. From 1986 to 1999, he was on the staff of "The Economist," serving in Zimbabwe, London, and Japan, and as the magazine's Washington bureau chief. He spent 2003 as a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has written for "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Policy," "The New York Times," and "The New Republic," among others.
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