Financing the First World War

Financing the First World WarFinancing the First World War by Hew Strachan
ISBN: 0199257272
Published by Oxford University Press on December 1st 2004
Genres: Economic History
Pages: 278

Len's Summary: Key sections from Strachan's history To War revised and reprinted as individual essays on the gold standard, financial mobilization, budgets of the belligerents, taxation, domestic and foreign borrowing. First in a series of individual paperbacks be excerpted from Strachan's award-winning trilogy on The Great War still in progress. The author is a member of the panel which selects the winner of WFA's Annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Award.

Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War I

Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War ILabor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners & World War I by Carl R. Weinberg
ISBN: 0809326345
Published by Southern Illinois University Press on April 28th 2005
Genres: Economic History, United States
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: A look at working class life in small coal mining towns around East St Louis during WWI.

Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia

Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian GaliciaOil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia by Alison Fleig Frank
ISBN: 0674025415
Published by Harvard University Press on September 15th 2007
Genres: Economic History
Pages: 366

Len's Summary: At the opening of the 20th Century Austria ranked third among the world's petroleum-producing states (surpassed by only the USA and Russia) accounting for five percent of global production. Yet, by 1918, the Central Powers did not have enough oil to maintain military operations. This book tells the story of what went wrong economically, socially, financially and politically in an ethnically diverse and often embattled area of Europe unfamiliar to most of us in North America.

Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War

Race to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great WarRace to the Front: The Materiel Foundations of Coalition Strategy in the Great War by Kevin D. Stubbs
ISBN: 9780275972998
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on January 1st 2002
Genres: Economic History, Europe, General, Military, Strategy, World War I
Pages: 373

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary Supremacy

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America’s Monetary SupremacyWhen Washington Shut Down Wall Street: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy by William L. Silber
ISBN: 0691127476
Published by Princeton University Press on January 22nd 2007
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Money & Monetary Policy
Pages: 217

Len's Summary: Traces Treasury Secretary William McAdoo’s triumph over the monetary crisis sparked by the start of WWI. With the central bank (the Federal Reserve System) authorized by the Owen-Glass Act of December 1913 not yet in place, he closed the American Stock Exchange for four months to prevent foreigners from selling their holding and demanding gold in return. McAdoo both honored America’s commitment to the gold standard and sustained public confidence in the banking system, preventing a repeat of the disastrous 1907 run on American banks. The author is a professor at the Stern School of Business, NYU.

When Money Dies: the Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany

When Money Dies: the Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar GermanyWhen Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany by Adam Fergusson
ISBN: 9781586489946
Published by PublicAffairs on 2010
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Finance, General, Inflation, History, Europe, Germany
Pages: 269

Len's Summary: The post-WWI deadly hyperinflation that ruined the German middle class and brought the Weimar Republic near to collapse until rescued by the Dawes Plan of 1924.

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German FirmKrupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm by Harold James
ISBN: 9780691153407
Published by Princeton University Press on February 26th 2012
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, History, Europe, Germany, Modern, General
Pages: 360

Len's Summary: Alfred Krupp and Big Bertha in peace and war.

The Economics of World War I

The Economics of World War IThe Economics of World War I by Stephen Broadberry, Mark Harrison, Hugh Rockoff, Albrecht Ritschl, Max-Stephan Schulze, Şevket Pamuk, Peter Howlett, Peter Gatrell, Herman de Jong, Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur, Francesco Galassi
ISBN: 0521107253
Published by Cambridge University Press on April 1st 2009
Genres: Business & Economics, Economic History, Economics, Military
Pages: 364

Len's Summary: A series of essays looking at the economies and finances of the major belligerents including the Ottoman Empire, the US. England, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy. See also Financing The First World War by Hugh Strachan, Oxford, 2004. // An analytical examination of the economies, economic mobilization and war finance of the principal belligerents: Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire, France, the UK, Russia, Italy and the United States; as well as the neutral Netherlands. Contributors from England, the US, Germany, France, Holland and Turkey include Peter Gatrell and Hugh Rockoff.

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World WarPlanning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert
ISBN: 9780674063068
Published by Harvard University Press on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, Strategy, Business & Economics, Economic History
Pages: 662

Len's Summary: Before the war, the Admiralty conceived an economic warfare campaign deploying Britain’s virtual monopolies in banking, communications and merchant shipping as additional weapons against Germany. These weapons proved decisive. This book received the World War One Historical Association's annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., prize for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918) for 2013. Professor Lambert is a Visiting Affiliate Professor at the University of Maryland. His book, 'Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution' (1999) won the Tomlinson 2000 prize.