Nazi War Finance and Banking (1944)


First Edition of Otto Nathan's Nazi War Finance,
The Copy of World War II Aviator and Department of Defense Economist Robert Weinberg

Nathan, Otto. Nazi War Finance and Banking. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1944.

Octavo. Softcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this in-depth analysis of the Nazi economy, looking in particular at the Nazi's imposition of direct control and its effects on inflation. The copy of Cold War Department of Defense economist Robert S. Weinberg, with his owner signature on the front wrapper. Written by economist Otto Nathan, this book, written during the dark days of World War II, attempts to decipher the functioning of the Nazi economy and its inflation control. What the analysis lacks in its treatment of revenue from the Jews (theft/displacement, forced labor), it makes up for in its close-up observation of the Nazis' many revenue streams and price control techniques. Owner signature on the front wrapper of Robert S. Weinberg, who served as a pilot in World War II (Navy) and Korea (Air Force). Weinberg was a brilliant economist, scientist, and mathematician who lent his talents to the Department of the Defense during the Cold War. He was particularly involved in pioneering the use of high-speed computers to solve national security problems. He went on to become chief management scientist at IBM and also taught part-time at Washington University. During his fascinating life, he worked as a pilot, economist, manager, and even marketer. Small closed chip to rear wrappers, mildest toning to spine. Near-fine condition.