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The Great Crash, 1929
The Great Crash, 1929
By John Kenneth Galbraith
Houghton, 1955, 212 pp.

A professor of economics at Harvard writes wittily--and he has many sitting targets--of the events leading up to and immediately following the stock market crash of the autumn of 1929. Seeking to keep fresh the "immunizing memory" of that experience, he goes after a number of legends which have sprung up to soften the recollection of the blow.