Crash Bang Wallop
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What to expect
Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the financial revolution known as ‘Big Bang’, Crash Bang Wallop will tell the gripping story of how the changes introduced in the 1980s in the City of London transformed our world.
Attitudes to money and the way we measure value and status were completely reshaped by Big Bang, and it had an extraordinary impact on politics, on style, on technology, on the class system, on questions of public ownership, and on the geography of London. Perhaps more than anything, Big Bang revolutionised the international markets, as the capital became a testing ground for financial globalisation, with huge repercussions for the global economy.
The definitive insider’s account of this critically important moment in modern history, Crash Bang Wallop will also explore what’s next for global finance as it gets ready to undergo yet another revolution.
‘Iain Martin tells it brilliantly, mixing fury-inducing narrative with an acute eye for the broader conclusion.’ Observer
(P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Fascinating . . . it is worth raising your eyes from the Brexit mud-slinging to read a new book on the history of the “Big Bang” financial reform . . .UK politicians should take heed of Martin’s book.Financial Times
An exciting story, told with verveSunday Business Post
With a journalist’s eye for a good tale and a narrative style that rips along, Martin has turned an unloved part of British history about an unloved industry into a fascinating yarn.The Times
As historical accounts of modern finance go, this is a corker.Breaking Views Reuters
For anyone interested in finance . . . this is a readable history of how the City became the world’s money hub.Sunday Times
Highly readable and well-informedThe National
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