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The Resource The bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the very free market, Philip Augar

The bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the very free market, Philip Augar

Label
The bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the very free market
Title
The bank that lived a little
Title remainder
Barclays in the age of the very free market
Statement of responsibility
Philip Augar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Barcalys is one of the biggest names on the British high street. Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with thrilling pace and drama, Barclays- The Bank that Lived a Little is the story of Barclays since Big Bang, Britain's financial services revolution of 1986. Philip Augar describes in detail three decades of boardroom intrigue driven by greed, ambition and a love of power, and by shifting alliances between rival camps - one desperate for Barclays to join the top table of global banks, the other preferring a smaller domestic role. But this is much more than a corporate thriller and chronicle of personal feuds- Augar shows that Barclays' experiences are also a paradigm for Britain's social and economic life since the mid-80s. The financial services revolution saw the City move from the edge of the economy to its very centre, creating unprecedented prosperity and then blowing it all away, making governments' reputations and then leaving them in ruins. The decade of austerity, the rise and fall of governments, the leveraged society, and the winner-takes-all mentality can all be traced to the influence of banks such as Barclays. Augar's book tells this extraordinary story from the perspective of many of the participants and also of those affected by the grip they came to have on Britain. --
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Augar, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barclays Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • Banks and banking
  • Bank management
Label
The bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the very free market, Philip Augar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1038449999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241335970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1038449999
Label
The bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the very free market, Philip Augar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1038449999
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241335970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1038449999

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