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UNIVERSAL MAN: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

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by Richard Davenport-Hines

432 pages, paperback

Marking the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this entertaining biography revives our understanding of the 20th Century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist. We discover the connoisseur, the intellectual, the public official and the statesman who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was with prime ministers. We also get an insight into sexual underworld of Edwardian England. Keynes kept a tally of his lovers (all male), both friends and pick-ups, together with frequency of copulation. Starting with “Stable Boy at Park Lane” and ends with “Grand Duke Cyril of the Paris Baths”.   

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Author Richard Davenport-Hines
Publishers William Collins
Year of Publication 2015

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UNIVERSAL MAN:
The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Marking the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this entertaining biography revives our understanding of the 20th Century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist, a man who saved Britain from financial crisis, twice, over the course of two World Wars, and whose ideas continue to influence global finance today.
We discover the man behind the economics: the connoisseur, intellectual, public official and statesman who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was persuading prime ministers. We also get an insight into sexual underworld of Edwardian England. Keynes preserved letters from his various boyfriends and kept a tally of his lovers (all male), both friends and pick-ups, together with frequency of copulation. The list of his pick-ups starts with “Stable Boy at Park Lane” and ends with “Grand Duke Cyril of the Paris Baths”. By exploring the desires and experiences that made Keynes think as he did, Davenport-Hines reveals the aesthetic basis of Keynesian economics, and explores why the ideas of this Great Briton continue to resonate so powerfully today.

432 pages, paperback

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UNIVERSAL MAN: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

UNIVERSAL MAN: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

by Richard Davenport-Hines

432 pages, paperback

Marking the 70th anniversary of the death of John Maynard Keynes, this entertaining biography revives our understanding of the 20th Century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist. We discover the connoisseur, the intellectual, the public official and the statesman who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was with prime ministers. We also get an insight into sexual underworld of Edwardian England. Keynes kept a tally of his lovers (all male), both friends and pick-ups, together with frequency of copulation. Starting with “Stable Boy at Park Lane” and ends with “Grand Duke Cyril of the Paris Baths”.