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James Grant SmallJames Grant, financial journalist and historian, is the founder and editor of Grants Interest Rate Observer. His book, The Forgotten Depression, 1921: The Crash that Cured Itself, a history of Americas last governmentally unmedicated business-cycle downturn, won the 2015 Hayek Prize of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. His new book, Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, was published in 2019.

Among his other books on finance and financial history are Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend (Simon & Schuster, 1983), Money of the Mind (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992), Minding Mr. Market (Farrar, Straus, 1993), The Trouble with Prosperity (Times Books, 1996), and Mr. Market Miscalculates (Axios Press, 2008).

He is, in addition, the author of a pair of political biographies: John Adams: Party of One, a life of the second president of the United States (Farrar, Straus, 2005) and Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

Mr. Grants television appearances include “60 Minutes,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “CBS Evening News,” and a 10-year stint on “Wall Street Week”. His journalism has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and The Claremont Review of Books. He contributed an essay to the Sixth Edition of Graham and Dodds Security Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 2009).

Mr. Grant, a former Navy gunners mate, is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of Indiana University. He earned a masters degree in international relations from Columbia University, began his career in journalism in 1972, at the Baltimore Sun, and joined the staff of Barrons in 1975. He is a trustee of the New York Historical Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He and his wife, Patricia Kavanagh M.D., live in Brooklyn. They are the parents of four grown children.


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Event Name James Grant presents his Views on the Economy
Event Date 2020-04-30

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