Subtitle: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War: Fought Behind Closed Doors
Author: Ed Conway
Publisher: Little, Brown (2014)
Condition: Very Good
Dimensions: 23.2 x 15 x 3.5 cm
This was no dry economic conference. The delegates spent half the time at each other's throats, and the other half drinking in the hotel bar. The Russians nearly capsized the entire project. The French threatened to walk out, repeatedly. John Maynard Keynes had a heart attack. His American counterpart was a KGB spy.
Drawing on a wealth of unpublished accounts, diaries and oral histories, this brilliant book describes the conference in stunning colour and clarity. Bringing to life the characters, events and economics and written with exceptional verve and narrative pace, this is an extraordinarily accomplished work of history from a talented new writer.