Eric Rauchway

"The Money Makers is economic and diplomatic history of the first order. It tells a crucially important story about a central development in the world economy, the emergence of the modern monetary system. And it tells this story with sensitivity to the economic, diplomatic and political environment. Anyone with even a passing interest in international economic affairs will benefit from reading this intelligent, timely and thoroughly accessible book."

The New York Times Book Review

"Mr Rauchway combines three things that you seldom see in economic-history books: sufficient attention to complexity; a solid grasp of the economics; and writing that is enjoyable to read. Barely a page goes by without some lovely detail …"

The Economist on The Money Makers


The author most recently of The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous PeaceRauchway is professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and has written five books of US history and a novel. He has appeared on National Public Radio and C-SPAN, and has contributed to the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement as well as the New York Times.