By Adam Tooze

In Crashed, Adam Tooze, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, looks at the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath as a global event that directly led to shockwaves felt today. The disruption spiraled around the world, from Wall Street to financial markets of the U.K. and Europe and factories and dockyards in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Tooze explores the hap- hazard nature of economic develop- ment and the path of debt around the world; the way countries and regions are linked through financial interdependence, investment, politics and force; and how the financial crisis interacted with the rise of social me- dia, the crisis of middle-class America, the rise of China, and global struggles over fossil fuels.