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  • A fascinating, sometimes hair-raising new book . . . A book which on the one hand tells us some really important things about the nature of money, power and the nature of the modern economy, but on the other is just full of some of the most fascinating stories.

    Matthew Taylor, RSA Bridges to the Future
  • The captivating stories of the powerful commodity traders and mystery actors of markets and geopolitics

    Roula Khalaf, FT Editor-in-Chief - Summer Books 2021, Financial Times
  • The blistering tale of a clutch of hard-charging international commodity trading houses such as Cargill and Glencore. The authors, both former FT journalists, trace how they harnessed the commodity boom and the setbacks they now face as climate change casts a shadow over their business model.

    Andrew Hill, FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Longlist, Financial Times
  • A very impressive profile of an industry that has long preferred to avoid the spotlight . . . The authors deftly weave stories of the individual traders and their trades with an account of the major shifts in the global economy of the past 70 years . . . Extensively researched and well written throughout . . . I would not hesitate to recommend this book.

    International Affairs
  • A thriller . . . An engaging story of secret deals and embargo-evasion.

    Forbes

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