The acclaimed magnum opus of one of Britain's most wide-ranging historians.
Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include One Hundred Years of Socialism (1996), Mona Lisa (2001) and The Culture of the Europeans (2006), all widely translated. He gives lectures at universities and conferences all over the world.
A brilliant writer with a polymathic range. With The Anxious
Triumph, he has produced a magnum opus, an accessible and
genuinely global history of the transformative but unstable
capitalist phenomenon. ... This is a book for today and tomorrow.
-- Harold James * Financial Times *
It is hugely erudite: everyone can learn from it. -- Paul Collier * New Statesman *
Sassoon offers us a sprawling map, studded with fascinating details. ... It is quirkily brilliant -- Adam Tooze * Guardian *
He is no apologist. His comprehensive account of the origins of modern capitalism make clear the human cost of a system of institutionalised greed -- Iain Macwhirter * Herald *