- xii, 706 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Contents: pt. I GATHERING STORM -- 1.The "Wrong Crisis" -- 2.Subprime -- 3.Transatlantic Finance -- 4.Eurozone -- 5.Multipolar World -- pt. II THE GLOBAL CRISIS -- 6."The Worst Financial Crisis in Global History" -- 7.Bailouts -- 8."The Big Thing": Global Liquidity -- 9.Europe's Forgotten Crisis: Eastern Europe -- 10.The Wind from the East: China -- 11.G20 -- 12.Stimulus -- 13.Fixing Finance -- pt. III EUROZONE -- 14.Greece 2010: Extend and Pretend -- 15.A Time of Debt -- 16.G-Zero World -- 17.Doom Loop -- 18.Whatever It Takes -- pt. IV AFTERSHOCKS -- 19.American Gothic -- 20.Taper Tantrum -- 21."F*** the EU": The Ukraine Crisis -- 22.Thisisacoup -- 23.The Fear Projects -- 24.Trump -- 25.The Shape of Things to Come.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: 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.