Donald Sassoon longlisted for 2019 Business Book of the Year
Congratulations to Donald Sassoon who is part of the sixteen strong longlist for the 2019 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Awards with his magnum opus The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism 1860-1914 (Allen Lane).
The longlist offers rich pickings for students of the global economy. Donald Sassoon’s sweeping history of capitalism from 1860 to 1914, explores how the market economy moves forward despite its chronic instability. Reviewing it in the FT, fellow historian Harold James said the book looked back, but also forward “to modern globalisation and hyper-financialisation and today’s populist backlash”.
The £30,000 prize will go to the book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, with £10,000 awarded to each runner-up. The 2019 prize will be awarded in a ceremony in New York on December 3.