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The World's Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations Paperback – April 25 2006

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"A sophisticated, evenhanded take on the [World Bank's] last decade of development efforts... Illuminating... heartbreaking... a fascinating narrative." —The New York Times

"An excellent read... [Mallaby] has a talent for brilliant writing and penetrating analysis." —Financial Times

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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.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 25 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 496 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0143036793
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143036791
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 449 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.17 x 2.77 x 21.34 cm
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Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist. He spent thirteen years on The Economist magazine, covering international finance in London and serving as the bureau chief in southern Africa, Japan, and Washington. He spent eight years on the editorial board of The Washington Post, focusing on globalization and political economy. His previous books are The World's Banker (2004), which was named as an Editor's Choice by The New York Times, and After Apartheid (1992), which was a New York Times Notable Book.

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