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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
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Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Hardback)

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'Majestic, informative and often delightful ... insights on every page' Yanis Varoufakis, Observer



The definitive history of the Great Financial Crisis, from the acclaimed author of The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction.



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.

BusinessEconomicsFinancial crises & disastersBusinessEconomicsInternational economicsHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/08/2018 ISBN-13: 9781846140365  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Adam Tooze is the author of the highly praised The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction, both published by Allen Lane. The Wages of Destruction won the Wolfson Prize for History and the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Prize. He has taught at Cambridge and Yale and is now Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University.

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