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How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

By Adam Tooze
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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze

Crashed (2018) unpacks the metaphorical seismograph to take the measure of an economic earthquake whose tremors can still be felt today – the 2008 financial crisis. Written with an eye to the global effects of what’s now known as the “Great Recession,” Adam Tooze traces the crash’s shockwaves from their epicenter in the American financial markets to their conclusions in Crimea, London, Athens and other geopolitical hotspots.

  • Economists, policymakers and anyone in financial trading
  • History buffs fascinated by the links between economics and politics
  • Disgruntled citizens wondering how politicians and bankers landed us in such a mess

British historian Adam Tooze is a professor and the director of the European Institute at Columbia University, New York. His previous books include the Wolfson History Prize-winning The Wages of Destruction (2006), a study of Nazi Germany’s economic policies, and The Great Deluge (2014), an analysis of the Great War and the creation of a new international order.

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