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The Anxious Triumph by Donald Sassoon

The Anxious Triumph

A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

Donald Sassoon

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 27 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9780241315163

The long-awaited magnum opus of one of Britain's most wide-ranging historians

4 stars out of 5
26 Jun 2019

"‘The Anxious Triumph’ chronicles boom and dislocation of the late 1800s and provides lessons for today"

Capitalism sometimes relies on spinning and mis-selling. The only slight mis-selling of this book is in the chronology offered in the subtitle, 1860 to 1914. It’s really also a study of modern capitalism that looks back to the early phases of Britain’s Industrial Revolution but also forwards to modern globalisation and hyper-financialisation and today’s populist backlash. Sassoon slaps capitalism, but it is in part a congratulatory (and deserved) slap. This is a book for today and tomorrow.