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

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

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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

Sebastian Mallaby is the author of several books, including The Power LawMore Money Than God, The Man Who Knew, and The World's Banker. A former Financial Times contributing editor and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

ISBN: 9780143036791

ISBN-10: 9780143036791

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 04/25/2006 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/25/2006 - 12:00am

Pages: 496

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography / Business

Business & Economics / International / Economics & Trade

Business & Economics / Development / Economic Development