Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Paperback)Adam Tooze (author)
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The definitive account of the global financial crisis and its far-reaching implications and consequences. An award winning historian with a masterly grasp of economics, Tooze dissects the past, present and future of the crash to create a fully rounded picture of the defining political event of the last 15 years.
‘Crashed gives readers a detailed and superbly researched account of the origins and consequences of the wave of financial crises that emanated from the core of the global financial system from 2007. The prose is clear. The scholarship remarkable.’ – Michael Wolf, Financial Times
In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.
Crashed is a brilliantly original and assured analysis of what happened and how we were rescued from something even worse - but at a price which continues to undermine democracy across Europe and the United States. Gnawing away at our institutions are the many billions of dollars which were conjured up to prevent complete collapse.
Over and over again, the end of the crisis has been announced, but it continues to hound us - whether in Greece or Ukraine, whether through Brexit or Trump. Adam Tooze follows the trail like no previous writer and has written a book compelling as history, as economic analysis and as political horror story.
Rapidly shaping up to be perhaps 2018’s pre-eminent non-fiction release, Wolfson History Prize-winner Tooze lands the definitive, mesmeric analysis of the financial apocalypse that gripped and reshaped the world.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 491 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
'A remarkably detailed narrative of the causes and consequences of the global financial crises.' - The Times
'A detailed and superbly researched account of the origins and consequences of the wave of financial crises that emanated from the core of the global financial system from 2007. The prose is clear. The scholarship remarkable. Even people who have followed this story closely will learn a great deal.' - Martin Wolf, The Financial Times
'A landmark book' - The Observer
'Magisterial' - The Guardian
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