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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Paperback

A New York Times #1 Best Seller An Amazon #1 Best Seller A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller A USA Today Best Seller A Sunday Times Best SellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award "I...

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Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000...
by Jared Diamond ~ Paperback
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This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and...

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Citadel of the Saxons
by Rory Naismith ~ Hardback

Following the collapse of Roman civilization in fourth-century Britannia, darkness fell over the former province. Villas crumbled to ruin; vital commodities became scarce; cities decayed; and Londinium, the capital, was all but abandoned. Yet memories of its greatness endured like the moss and bindw...

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The Square and the Tower
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback

Historians love to write about rulers - kings, emperors, presidents - or about vast social forces - migration, industrialisation - but what if they are all missing the point? Thinking about our own lives, isn't it clear that what makes the world go round are families, colleagues, teams, associations...

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The Great Degeneration
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback

The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today- slowing growth, crushing debts, ageing populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that the institutions that were once the fou...

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty ~ Hardback
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for la...

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The Rational Optimist
by Matt Ridley ~ Paperback

Previously published in slightly different form in hardcover: HarperCollins, 2010.

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Money
by Yuval Noah Harari ~ Paperback

Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari How did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the read...

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A Banquet Of Consequences
by Satyajit Das ~ Paperback
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the global economy and their own prospects, A Banquet of Consequences incisively explains the problems confronting us, how we're making those problems worse, and what the real solutions are. For ordinary individuals, the goal of a steady job, ...

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Debt
by David Graeber ~ Paperback
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A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the begin...

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Kicking Away the Ladder: Policies and Institutions for Economic...
by Ha-Joon Chang ~ Paperback

How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative new study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain "good policies" and "good institutions," seen today as necessary for economic development. Ado...

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Business History around the World
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"wide-ranging, indispensable book." - EH.NET, William H. Becker, George Washington University This book offers the first in-depth international survey of current research and debates in business history. Over the last two decades enormous advances have been made on the history of busine...

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Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great Depression, and the Bankers Who...
by Liaquat Ahamed ~ Paperback
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This has happened before. The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have ...

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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy
by Tim Harford ~ Paperback

Author BiographyTim Harford is a senior columnist for the Financial Times and the presenter of Radio 4's More or Less. He was the winner of the Bastiat Prize for economic journalism in 2006, and More or Less was commended for excellence in journalism by the Royal Statistical Society in 2010, 2011 an...

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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert C Allen ~ Paperback

Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of na...

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Judgements of all Kinds
by Jim McAloon ~ Paperback

New Zealand economic policy between the Second World War and Rogernomics has often been criticised as insulated, inefficient and inimical to growth. Judgements of all Kinds challenges such assessments by explaining New Zealand policy-making within its historical context. New Zealand in 1945 was one ...

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Utopia for Realists
by Rutger Bregman ~ Hardback

Author BiographyRutger Bregman is a journalist at The Correspondent, and one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013, and Bregman has...

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The Modern World-System III
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentie...

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The Ascent of Money
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback

Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call if what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story to all history. From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French ...

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The Modern World-System II
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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Gods of Money
by F.William Engdahl ~ Hardback

This is a book about power and about an extraordinarily wealthy elite that has wielded unprecedented power, not for the good, but rather for the enhancement of their own private position. The book tracks the evolution of the power amassed by a tiny group of men who have regarded themselves, quite li...

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The Great Crash 1929
by John Kenneth Galbraith ~ Paperback

No account of the financial insanity of 1929 has been issued in a form at once so readable, so humorous, and so carefully authenticated as this classic book. J.K. Galbraith examines the 'gold rush fantasy' in American psychology and describes its dire consequences. The Florida land boom, the operati...

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The Modern World-System I
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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Ruth, Roger and Me
by Andrew Dean ~ Paperback

'Your words of "discomfort, loss, and disconnection" don't resonate with me at all.' Ruth Richardson to Andrew Dean, 16 December 2014.A time of major upheaval now stands between young and old in New Zealand. In Ruth, Roger and Me, Andrew Dean explores the lives of the generation of young people brou...

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Universal Man
by Richard Davenport-Hines ~ Hardback

In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century's most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the cours...

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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy
by Tim Harford ~ Hardback

Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service A Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? Ho...

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Fortune Tellers
by Walter A. Friedman ~ Paperback

The period leading up to the Great Depression witnessed the rise of the economic forecasters, pioneers who sought to use the tools of science to predict the future, with the aim of profiting from their forecasts. This book chronicles the lives and careers of the men who defined this first wave of ec...

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The Modern World-System IV
by Immanuel Wallerstein ~ Paperback

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, "The Modern World-System", is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twent...

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This Time Is Different
by Carmen M. Reinhart ~ Paperback

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the ...

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The Power of Gold
by Peter L Bernstein ~ Paperback

"The need for realism in reform of its monetary system is what makes Bernstein?s story of the Power of Gold so timely. It is a compelling reminder that maintaining a fixed price for gold and fixed exchange rates were difficult even in a simpler financial environment?.Peter Bernstein was reluctant to...

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Universal Man
by Richard Davenport-Hines ~ Hardback
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From the bestselling and award-winning author of `An English Affair', a dazzlingly original thematic biography which throws fresh light on the greatest economist of the twentieth century. John Maynard Keynes is the man who saved Britain from financial crisis not once but twice - over the course of ...

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End The Fed
by Ron Paul ~ Paperback

During the 2008 presidential campaign over 4,000 students gathered at the University of Michigan to hear Republican candidate Ron Paul speak. As he began to address the topics of monetary policy and the coming depression, a chant came from the crowd, 'End the Fed! End the Fed!' As dollar bills were...

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Empire of Cotton
by Sven Beckert ~ Paperback

Winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Philip Taft Prize Cotton has created vast empires, powered the industrial revolution, generated huge wealth - and unimaginable suffering. As Sven Beckert's gripping history shows, this humble product is at the heart of global capitalism, and its story is the...

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The Web of Debt
by Ellen Hodgson Brown ~ Paperback

EXPLODING THE MYTHS ABOUT MONEY Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by a private money cartel. Except for coins, all of our money is now created as loans advanced by private banking institutions -- including the private...

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Global Economic History
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What are the problems addressed by the growing field of global economic history? What debates and methodologies does it engage with? As Global Economic History shows, there are many answers to these questions. Riello and Roy, alongside 20 leading academics from the US, UK, Europe, Australia and Ja...

Pre-order - out 1 Nov 2018
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British Economists and the Empire
by John Cunningham Wood ~ Paperback

This study, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with what the British economists over the period 1860 to 1914 wrote on a range of economic and non-economic aspects of the British Empire, and the reasons for their conclusions. The attempt is also made to correct the view that mainstream B...

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Modern Economic Classics-Evaluations Through Time
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In this book, first published in 1988, the editors have included the reviews of thirteen classic works on economic theory, empirical economic studies, political economy and management. Each major work was chosen due to its contribution in shaping our current knowledge and perspectives, and each essa...

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Corporate Culture
by Liam D. Haydon ~ Hardback

The corporation - an immortal collective bound to act for the common good - was developed in the seventeenth century, but comparatively little attention has been paid to its literary ramifications. This work combines corporate history with literary analysis to demonstrate how corporations, and the l...

Pre-order - out 9 Aug 2018
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Doing Business in America
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American and Jewish historians have long shied away from the topic of Jews and business. Avoidance patterns grew in part from old, often negative stereotypes that linked Jews with money, and the perceived ease and regularity with which they found success with money, condemning Jews for their desires...

Pre-order - out 30 Dec 2018
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The History of Family Business, 1850-2000
by Andrea Colli ~ Paperback

In this new textbook, Andrea Colli gives a historical and comparative perspective on family business, examining through time the different relationships within family businesses and among family enterprises, inside different political and institutional contexts. He compares the performance of family...

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