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Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

James Grant’s new book,Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, tells the story of Walter Bagehot — a 19th century banker, an essayist, and a former editor ofThe Economist. Born in a small town in late‐​Georgian England, Bagehot became one of the most influential figures in Victorian‐​era finance and politics. Indeed, thanks to his celebrated 1873 treatise,Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market, Bagehot remains influential today, not just in England but in financial centers everywhere.Lombard Streetis a work to which all modern central bankers pay homage, even if they often fail to heed its advice.

James Grant
George Selgin

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives