"An extraordinary tale of bad policy and financial gluttony... Mr. Blustein tells the tale with precision and panache, offering inside-baseball details and, along the way, color commentary."
Washington Post Book World, May 8, 2005
"The book could have been titled 'CSI: Buenos Aires' because what Blustein expertly investigates is undoubtedly an economic crime scene.”
The Economist, March 5, 2005
“An engrossing inside account… The arguments surrounding Argentina's collapse are complex and technical. It is Mr. Blustein's considerable achievement to have fashioned them into such a page-turner.”
Financial Times, February 17, 2005
“An economic crisis as astonishing as Argentina’s deserves a detailed forensic examination, and in Paul Blustein’s second book it receives it… [a] riveting narrative…timely.”
Los Angles Times, July 24, 2005
“an absorbing tale of hope, folly and betrayal” and an “authoritative account of the nation's unraveling.”
Foreign Affairs, May/June issue
"a vivid and intelligent case study of economic tragedy."