THE DEFINITIVE SINGLE-VOLUME BIOGRAPHY Robert Skidelsky’s three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes has been acclaimed as the authoritative account of the great economist-statesman’s life. Here, Skidelsky has revised and abridged his magnum opus into one definitive book, which examines in its entirety the intellectual and ideological journey that led an extraordinarily gifted young man to concern himself with the practical problems of an age overshadowed by war. John Maynard Keynes offers a sympathetic account of the life of a passionate visionary and an invaluable insight into the economic philosophy that still remains at the centre of political and economic thought. ROBERT SKIDELSKY is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. (‘This three-volume life of the British economist should be given a Nobel Prize for History if there was such a thing’ – Norman Stone.) He was made a life peer in 1991, and a Fellow of the British Academy in 1994. ‘A masterpiece of biographical and historical analysis’ – New York Times
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“[Skidelsky] places [Keynes] where he belongs, at the heart of twentieth-century British history.” —The Times Literary Supplement
“The definitive study of the most important economist of his time.” —Foreign Affairs
About Robert Skidelsky
Robert Skidelsky is professor of political economy at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. In addition to his works on Keynes, he is the author of The World After Communism, Politicians and the Slump, and Oswald Mosley.
Published by Penguin Books Aug 30, 2005| 1056 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-7/16| ISBN 9780143036159