Book: The Deluge
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The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Adam Tooze, the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History
In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order.
A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States entered the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power.