by Adam Tooze
A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize – Nonfiction
In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrialorder.