• 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
  • It is hugely erudite: everyone can learn from it.

    Paul Collier, New Statesman
  • Sassoon offers us a sprawling map, studded with fascinating details. ... It is quirkily brilliant

    Adam Tooze, Guardian
  • 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