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Writer of the month: Saving the City - The Great Financial Crisis of 1914
09 April 2014
14:00 - 15:00
The National Archives is again hosting a series of monthly talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.
Each month, a high-profile author will talk about using original records in their writing. In this month's talk, Professor Richard Roberts discusses his latest book Saving the City: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914, relating the extraordinary, but entirely unknown, story of the world's most acute financial crisis around the outbreak of the First World War.
Tickets cost £5 (£4 for Friends of The National Archives). Buy your ticket now.
About the author
Richard Roberts specialises in financial history with contemporary relevance. His publications on financial history include histories of the Bank of England, Schroders and Orion, a Euromarkets consortium bank. His contemporary books Wall Street (2002) and The City (2008) are published by The Economist. Collaborations with David Kynaston include co-authorships of City State (2001) and the forthcoming official history of HSBC (2015).
Richard is also editorial adviser on the digitisation of the Financial Times and The Economist; Advisory Board membership of a Gulbenkian Foundation project; and of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum.
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