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Rupert Russell combines academic rigor with eye-witness reporting to craft powerful stories that explain, expose, and excite.
BUZZING WITH IDEAS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS OF OUR TIME
Dr. Russell is a sociologist, writer, and filmmaker whose work exposes the hidden complexity of our disorderly world. His book Price Wars: How the Commodity Markets Made Our Chaotic World was published by Doubleday at Penguin Random House to critical acclaim. He has traced silent butterfly effects across five continents, twenty countries, and four war zones. His work shows how their power comes from the intricate connections between the financial markets and commodity supply chains, climate shocks and authoritarian militarism, migration waves and populist insurgencies.
“Price Wars is a totally original and stimulating read, part war zone reportage, part economic history, and buzzing with ideas about the way markets work that will change your understanding of the world we live in.”
– Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance:
The Bankers Who Broke the World, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Dr. Russell has a PhD and MA in Sociology from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He received a Double Starred First BA in the Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, Jesus College, where he graduated top of his class. He has been interviewed as an expert on commodities and geopolitics by The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Intercept, The Huffington Post, Jacobin, CBC, among many others.
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