10 Years That Shook the World

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10 Years That Shook the World

A Timeline of Events from 2001

By Loretta Napoleoni

Seven Stories Press, Paperback, 9781609804138, 181pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012


From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of "Gmail: to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron Bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade. For each year, Loretta Napoleoni presents events not as a chronology bus as dispatches from the world's collective memory. Topics like politics, economics, celebrities, and the environment intersect and converge to reveal the accelerating pace of globalization and the changes that have affected us all.

About the Author
A woman of the Left who garners praise from Noam Chomsky and Greg Palast at the same time as she is quoted respectfully in "Forbes" and the "Wall Street Journal," LORETTA NAPOLEONI was born in 1955 in Rome. In the mid 1970s she became an active member of the feminist movement in Italy, and later studied as a Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. She began her career as an economist, and went on to work as London correspondent and columnist for "La Stampa," "La Repubblica" and "La PaIs." Napoleoni is the author of the international bestsellers "Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality "and "Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism." She has served as the Chairman of the countering terrorism financing group for the Club de Madrid, and lectures regularly around the world on economics, money laundering and terrorism. Napoleoni lives in London and Montana.