It was not until 1954, 25 years after the event, that JK Galbraith published his much celebrated tome on stock market crash of 1929.
Galbraiths book, The Great
Crash, is widely regarded as the definitive book on
the 1929 stock market crash brilliantly capturing the spirit of
the day, while incorporating a full economic analyses of the
human folly behind the crash.
Whoever finally puts pen to paper on the definitive
record of the turbulence of our times will not find themselves
short of source material. Go into any bookshop today and you
will find forests of books on the financial crisis of
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