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Lectures & Conversations
Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of ’29
The Byron Wien Series on Financial History
James Grant
Amity Shlaes
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Sat, February 15th, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$40
(members $28)

EVENT DETAILS

9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–11 am: Discussion

Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a period of unprecedented growth during which stocks more than quadrupled in value. But in 1929, the nation—and much of the Western world—was brought to its knees in one of the worst economic disasters in modern history. Focusing on the years preceding the crash, three experts explore how a near-decade of wild opulence and unbounded optimism culminated in Black Tuesday and the devastation that was left in its wake.

SPEAKER BIOS

James Grant, a financial journalist and historian, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. Amity Shlaes, director of the George W. Bush Institute’s economic growth project, teaches economic history at New York University and is the author of Coolidge and The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Byron R. Wien (moderator) is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the New York Society of Security Analysts.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
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