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Published: 01 September 2018

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190914530

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The National Debt

A Short History

Martin Slater

  • Slater vividly recounts the story of the UK national debt and how attempts to manage it explain many key turning-points in British history.
  • A concise history of the concept of the 'national debt' in language comprehensible for the general reader
  • Covers the period from medieval times to the 2008 crash and beyond
  • A far cry from dry, economic history, this engaging tale includes dramatic incidents and colorful personalities