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Table of Contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Debut ; 3. Dominance ; 4. Rivalry ; 5. Crisis ; 6. Monopoly No More ; 7. Dollar Crash ; Notes ; References ; Index

About the Author

Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Political Science and Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His previous books include The European Economy Since 1945, Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods, Capital Flows and Crises, and Financial Crises and What to Do About Them. He has written for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other publications.


Timely.. elegant and pithy. * Harold James, Finance and Development, * A rare combination of macroeconomic mastery, historical erudition, good political instincts and the sort of stubborn common sense that is constantly placing familiar problems in a new light. * Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times * A fascinating and readable account of the dollar's rise and potential fall, * The Economist * A truly superb book on the role and global standing of the dollar-past, present and future. Those exposed to the evolution of the global economy, and that's virtually all of us, will find his book extremely thoughtful and a great read.' * Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO * Short and eminently readable...In just 177 pages of text, [Eichengreen] provides a wealth of material for both the lay reader and the scholar...You can't do better than Eichengreen for a solid read on the dollar's wild ride. * American Prospect * incredibly relevant work * Business Destinations * A brisk and invigorating account of a century of international monetary developments ... extremely well informed, cogently argued...erudite and readable. * Andrea Boltho, New Left Review *

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