Based on an intimate knowledge of the subject and his environment, this biography of the most influential economist of the twentieth century traces Keynes' career on all its many levels. From academic Cambridge, to artistic Bloomsbury, to official Whitehall and to the City, we see the intellectual roots of Keynes' achievements and failures. We also see how he left his mark on the modern world.
`Moggridge has written a fine book about a famous economist.' - The CP?
`He writes throughout with a great sureness of touch… combining an outsider's perspective with an instinctive insider's knowledge. It is an admirable biography, long but single-volume, comprehensive and minutely informed…wise and readable' - Roy Jenkins, The Observer
`Keynes firmly believed that economists' lives were worth studying as a way of illuminating their ideas; and Donald Moggridge's monumental new biography does this quite brilliantly for 'JMK' himself' - Niall Ferguson, The Daily Mail
`… this volume of nearly 1000 pages is unlikely to be superseded in scope or accuracy.' - Political Studies
`… indisputably a major contribution to understanding Keynes.' - John Davis, Economics and Philosophy