"An extremely useful book. Its strength lies in its narrative of the past century and its description of the interplay of interest group politics."--Howard Rosenthal, Princeton University "David Skeel has written an important book.Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in Americais an interesting and engaging account of bankruptcy law, and a worthy successor to Charles Warren's 1935 classicBankruptcy in United States History. Skeel's story is startlingly different from traditional accounts and shows how the forces that bring about legislative change are more subtle than commonly understood."--Douglas G. Baird, University of ChicagoSkeel, David A., Jr. is the author of 'Debt's Dominion A History of Bankruptcy Law in America' with ISBN 9780691116372 and ISBN 0691116377.