Donald Sassoon is Emeritus Professor of Comparative European History at Queen Mary College, London. His previous books include One Hundred Years of Socialism (1996) and The Culture of the Europeans (2006), both widely translated. He gives his lectures at universities and conferences all over the world, and reviews regularly for The Guardian.
A highly original and perceptive historical reflection on our current plight ... His range is impressive, roaming across the globe with rich detail and insight, and his writing is fast-paced and accessible -- Martin Daunton * BBC History Magazine * 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 * Sassoon offers us a sprawling map, studded with fascinating details. ... It is quirkily brilliant -- Adam Tooze * Guardian * It is hugely erudite: everyone can learn from it. -- Paul Collier * New Statesman * 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 *