First, One Thousand Miles... Bermudian Enterprise and the Bank of Bermuda. First Edition in dustjacket

By: PHILLIPS, Gordon

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PHILLIPS, Gordon. First, One Thousand Miles... Bermudian Enterprise and theBank of Bermuda. Hamilton, Bermuda : The Bank of Bermuda Limited, (1992). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-xi,(2),2-242,(2). Illustrated. Double Column. Index. 4to, blue cloth, silver kettering to front board and spine, colour pictorial onlay to front board. Hallett, Bermuda in Print: A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda (2nd ed.) p.158. "Rarely, if ever, has the history of a bank been more closely identified with the innate com­mercial acumen and adaptability of the people it serves. Bermuda is but a dot on the map and, shorn of almost all natural resources, for almost four centuries Bermudians have ventured ever further afield to win a reputation for entrepreneurial skills. Since 1889 The Bank of Bermuda Limited has been there to help direct, fund and give substance to their aspirations. Until the Second World War, the Bank was a small, domestic operation. Since then, its involvement with significantexempted com­panies and reinsurance business has seen it take on an altogether different global dimen­sion. Strong onteam management and telecommunications, with branches in Hong Kong, New York, Luxembourg, London, Guernsey,the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man, The Bank of Bermuda Limited has earned itself a place among the world's best-known offshore financial institutions. First, One Thousand Miles . . . pays tribute to the Bank and to the people of Bermuda. The development of the Island is traced from Shakespeare's 'still-vex'd Bermoothes', through periods of near-famine and plenty, to the post-First World. War rise of tourism and the establishment of a settled economy. Bermuda's rich, colourful history and the Bank's socio-economic link with all aspects of Bermudian life find reflection in a range of topics and illustrations not normally found in banking chronicles:cruise liners, blockade running, fields of lilies, baseball, cricket and s tamped first-day covers. The result is a book as appealing to the general reader as to connoisseurs of company histories." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Salt, Cedar, and Sailors and Merchant Banking. 2. 'The Men of Business are Shrewd and Well Informed'. 3. War and Peace. 4. A World at War and Exempted Companies. 5. Building the Sixties. 6. Swings and Roundabouts. 7. Centenary Celebrations. Afterword. Appendix I: Presidents and Chairmen of the Board 1889—1991; Vice Presidents and Deputy Chairmen of the Board1889—1991; Managers, General Managers, Chief General Managers and President and Chief Executive Officer 1889—1991. Appendix II: Directors 1889—1991: Chronological List . Appendix III: Directors 1889—1991: Alphabetical List ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Cloth edges sunned, else very good in dustjacket. 40.00

Title: First, One Thousand Miles... Bermudian Enterprise and the Bank of Bermuda. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: PHILLIPS, Gordon

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Bank of Bermuda Limited, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1992, ISBN:0906782600:

Seller ID: 109274

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