"NIALL FERGUSON: 'Highly readable... [Ahamed] cannot have foreseen how timely his book would be
"ROBERT PESTON: 'Compelling and convincing
...humanises the world's descent into economic chaos.'" (Sunday Times
"'Fascinating... Anyone who wants to understand the origins of the economic world we live in would do well to read this book...
brisk, original, incisive and entertaining." (Michael Beschloss
"One of those rare books - authoritative, readable and relevant -
that puts the "story" back into history
... a spellbinding
, richly human
narrative." (Strobe Talbott
, not least because it is still relevant
." (The Economist
`Fascinating ... a brisk, original, incisive and entertaining account of a crucial time in the world's economic history that continues to affect us all today. Anyone who wants to understand the origins of the economic world we live in would do well to read this book'
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