The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations Sebastian Mallaby

The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Author: Sebastian Mallaby
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Book Title
The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations
Author
Sebastian Mallaby
ISBN
9780143036791
Never 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 bankBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Sebastian MallabyPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 04/25/2006ISBN: 9780143036791Pages: 496Weight: 0.99lbsSize: 8.42h x 5.52w x 1.13dReview Citations: New York Times 06/18/2006 pg. 24Books & Culture 07/01/2007 pg. 26
Never 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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sebastian Mallaby
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 04/25/2006
ISBN: 9780143036791
Pages: 496
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 8.42h x 5.52w x 1.13d

Review Citations: New York Times 06/18/2006 pg. 24
Books & Culture 07/01/2007 pg. 26
Never 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

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sebastian Mallaby
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 04/25/2006
ISBN: 9780143036791
Pages: 496
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 8.42h x 5.52w x 1.13d

Review Citations: New York Times 06/18/2006 pg. 24
Books & Culture 07/01/2007 pg. 26