10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001
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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • February 2012
  • 9781609804138

10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

Loretta Napoleoni

Internationally best-selling author and economist Loretta Napoleoni delivers a 100-page book that offers readers an insightful overview of the events that have shaped the past decade. Beyond terrorism, 10 Years That Shook the World covers issues as diverse as financial policy, advances in science and technology, new economic policies, propaganda, environmental issues, the revolutionary powers of social media, and more.

Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world. Told in short, twitter-like bursts of information, each chapter triggers readers' personal memories of those years and allows them to trace patterns throughout the decade.

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"And in the flickering of news that has passed before our eyes over the years, [10 Years That Shook the World ] traces a different and deeper understanding of events than the black and white." —Lars Linder

About Loretta Napoleoni

Loretta Napoleoni is the author of the bestselling book Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality, which has been translated into fourteen languages, and Terror Inc.: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism, which has been translated into twelve languages. One of the world's leading experts on money laundering and terror financing, she has worked as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, Corriere della SeraLa RepubblicaEl País, and Le Monde. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds an MA in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MPhil in terrorism from the London School of Economics. For her work as a consultant for the commodities markets, she traveled regularly to Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and other Middle Eastern countries, where she has met top financial and political leaders. She lives in London.

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