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"An impassioned account of globalization's rise and stall." -- The New York Times


"Captivating... A tale that will change how you look at the world." --  Mark Leibovich

"A fascinating crash course in the global supply chain. Like Michael Lewis, Peter Goodman tells a business story in clear, lively prose. Here he shows how corporate America goosed its balance sheets with a system that minimized inventories and maximized stock prices, squeezing truck drivers and railroad workers and ultimately leaving consumers in the lurch when this fragile construct came crashing down." -- Barbara Demick

One of Foreign Policy's "Most Anticipated Books of 2024"

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THE FLOATING TRAFFIC JAM THAT FREAKED US ALL OUT

"This was what it looked like when the global economy came shuddering to a halt."

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THE DAILY SHOW

June 25, 2024

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FRESH AIR

June 24, 2024

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CBS NEWS

June 10, 2024

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VANITY FAIR

Excerpt, June 10, 2024

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"An impassioned account of globalization's rise and stall. ...an expansive view of the modern supply chain."

The New York Times, June 18, 2024

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CNBC SQUAWK BOX

July 3, 2024

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ONE OF FOREIGN POLICY'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2024

"Recent years have exposed the precarity of global supply chains. In his new book, Peter S. Goodman, the New York Times’s global economics correspondent, takes readers inside this system, analyzes the factors that made it so fragile, and argues that it is overdue for reform."

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KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

“This book should be in the hands of policymakers and economists before the next crisis emerges. Goodman is willing to ask difficult questions, and he amply demonstrates that low prices can come with high costs."

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"An informative but alarming read."

Financial Times, Business Books: What to Read in June"

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The Wall Street Journal

June 8, 2024

"A colorful and very readable look at how the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc with supply chains."

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NEWSWEEK, JUNE 11, 2024

"Even for a figure inclined toward impromptu displays of showmanship, Bill Clinton outdid himself inside the massive banquet hall inside the heart of Beijing."

"It was a balmy night in June 1998, and the president was in the midst of alternately wooing and pressuring China's government to assent to American terms on a deal bringing the nation into the World Trade Organization. He and then–First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton were attending a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People, the colonnaded fortress occupying the western edge of Tiananmen Square."

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PETER S. GOODMAN

National Best-selling author


Global Economic Correspondent for The New York Times

Books, stories, TV appearances, and podcasts on the global economy, inequality, and social tensions in a time of relentless change.

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