Edward Lucas, author of "Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today"""Tower of Basel" is essential reading. Meticulously researched and fluently written, it reveals a slice of the modern world's untold history--a gripping tale of covert networks, secret deals and unaccountable, powerful individuals whose decisions shape our lives."
Liaquat Ahamed, author of "Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World""Adam LeBor has written an absolutely fascinating history of the BIS, perhaps the most enigmatic financial institution in the world. The story he unveils of the many skeletons in its closet and its astounding ability to remake itself periodically only add to its mystique.""
"Harold James, professor of history and international affairs, Princeton University, and author of "Making the European Monetary Union""Compelling reading --a masterly depiction of the role of the BIS in the Nazi period and Second World War."
About the Author
Adam Lebor is an author, journalist and literary critic, based in Budapest, who writes for the Economist, The Times (London), Monocle and numerous other publications, and reviews for the Financial Times. He has been a foreign correspondent since 1991, covering the collapse of Communism and the Yugoslav wars, and has worked in more than 30 countries. LeBor has written seven non-fiction books, including the best-selling Hitler's Secret Bankers which exposed Swiss economic complicity with the Third Reich and which was short-listed for the Orwell Prize; a biography of Slobodan Milosevic, now regarded as the standard work on his life, and City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, which tells the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lives of Arab and Jewish families and which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize. His first novel, The Budapest Protocol is a conspiracy thriller set during the election campaign for the first president of Europe. The Budapest Protocol is fiction but was inspired by fact - a 1944 US intelligence document known as the Red House Report that revealed the secret Nazi plans for the Fourth Reich.