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Adam Tooze (born 1967) is a British historian who is a professor at Columbia University. Previously, he was Reader in Modern European Economic History at the University of Cambridge and professor at Yale University.

Adam Tooze
Born 1967 (age 50–51)
Occupation Historian; author
Relatives Arthur Wynn (grandfather)
Awards Wolfson History Prize (2006)
Philip Leverhulme Prize
Academic background
Alma mater London School of Economics
University of Cambridge
Free University of Berlin
Academic work
Era 20th century
Institutions Columbia University
University of Cambridge
Yale University
Main interests Modern European history
Notable works The Wages of Destruction

After graduating with a B.A. degree in economics from King's College, Cambridge in 1989, Tooze studied at the Free University of Berlin before moving to the London School of Economics for a doctorate in economic history.[1][2]

In 2002, he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Modern History. He is best known for his economic study of the Third Reich, The Wages of Destruction, which was one of the winners of the Wolfson History Prize for 2006.


Personal lifeEdit

Tooze is a grandson of the British civil servant and Soviet spy Arthur Wynn and his wife, Peggy Moxon. Tooze's 2006 book, The Wages of Destruction, is dedicated to them.[3]



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  2. ^ "Faculty: Adam Tooze". Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Tooze, Adam (2007) [2006]. The Wages of Destruction (1st ed.). New York, New York: Viking Penguin. p. v. ISBN 978-0-670-03826-8. 

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