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Crashed

How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

by Adam Tooze Author · Simon Vance Narrator

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Crashed by Adam Tooze, read by Simon Vance, with an introduction read by the author. 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 699.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 699.3 MB

Adam Tooze (Author)

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...

More about Adam Tooze

Adam Tooze (Narrator)

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...

More about Adam Tooze
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