Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community."
Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book has risen once again as Americans look for perspective on the current global financial crisis. This new edition will be published on the 80th anniversary of the Great Crash with a new introduction by the author's son, economist, James K. Galbraith. He is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.