• Magisterial reach ... immensely readable ... Ferguson [applies] his prodigious intellect to placing the present pandemic on a wider historic canvas.

    Douglas Alexander, Financial Times
  • Niall Ferguson's Doom is often insightful, productively provocative and downright brilliant.

    New York Times
  • A superb history of the lost art of handling a crisis.

    The Telegraph
  • Stimulating ... Each chapter of this thought-provoking book is worth reading for the ideas, perceptiveness and well-told stories of landmark events ... It's a useful reminder that what may feel like having unprecedented restrictions imposed on our lives today is nothing new... readers will find much to relish.

    Martin Bentham, Evening Standard
  • Elegant, pacey, gripping ... a wealth of deep research.

    The Economist
  • Doom covers an impressive sweep of history at a lively narrative clip and weaves a lot of disparate strands together into an engaging picture.

    Rafael Behr, The Guardian

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