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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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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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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 Square and the Tower
by Niall Ferguson ~ Paperback

'The most brilliant British historian of his generation' The TimesWhat if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world.Most history is hierarch...

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Hit Refresh
by Satya Nadella ~ Hardback

Foreword by Bill GatesMicrosoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella ...

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Stone Age Economics
by Marshall Sahlins ~ Paperback

Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, ...

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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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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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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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Empire of Cotton
by Sven Beckert ~ Paperback

WINNER OF THE 2015 BANCROFT PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2015 PHILIP TAFT PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR HISTORYSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 CUNDHILL PRIZE IN HISTORICAL LITERATUREEconomist BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015'Knowledgeable and stunning' Orhan Pamuk 'A masterpiece of the historian's craft' The ...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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The Rational Optimist
by Matt Ridley ~ Paperback

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

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Stress Test
by Timothy F Geithner ~ Paperback

New York Times BestsellerWashington Post Bestseller Los Angeles TimesBestsellerStress Test is the story of Tim Geithner s education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the...

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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?
by Katrine Marcal ~ Paperback

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain he brought to life 'economic man'. Sel...

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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 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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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 R...

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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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The Great Crash 1929
by John Kenneth Galbraith ~ Paperback

John Kenneth Galbraith's now-classic account of the 1929 stock market collapse, The Great Crash remains the definitive book on the most disastrous cycle of boom and bust in modern times. The Great Crash 1929 examines the causes, effects, aftermath and long-term consequences of America's infamous fi...

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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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Chicagonomics
by Lanny Ebenstein ~ Hardback

Author BiographyLANNY EBENSTEIN is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at UCSB, teaching the history of economic and political thought. From 1990 to 1998, Dr. Ebenstein was an elected member of the Santa Barbara Board of Education. He has written ten books on the history of economic and politi...

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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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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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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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Universal Man
by Richard Davenport-Hines ~ Hardback
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From the bestselling 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 two World Wars. He ...

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The Age Of Capital
by Eric Hobsbawm ~ Paperback

A major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 - a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: "capitalism". The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades afte...

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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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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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The Medieval World
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Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period. This second edition includes six additional chapters, covering t...

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The Emergence of a National Market in Spain, 1650-1800
by Guillermo Perez Sarrion ~ Paperback

Awarded the Jaume Vicens Vives Prize by the Spanish Association of Economic History, this study analyses the development of the Spanish domestic market from 1650 to 1800, which transformed the country from a pseudocolonial territory, politically and economically dependent on its European neighbours,...

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The Spider Network
by David Enrich ~ Paperback

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When Money Dies
by Adam Fergusson ~ Paperback

When Money Dies is the classic history of what happens when a nation's currency depreciates beyond recovery. In 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic was all but reduced to a barter e...

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The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean...
by Corey Tazzara ~ Hardback

In the twilight of the Renaissance, the grand duke of Tuscany-a scion of the fabled Medici family of bankers-invited foreign merchants, artisans, and ship captains to settle in his port city of Livorno. The town quickly became one of the most bustling port cities in the Mediterranean, presenting a r...

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Agricultural Development in the World Periphery
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This book brings together analysis on the conditions of agricultural sectors in countries and regions of the world's peripheries, from a wide variety of international contributors. The contributors to this volume proffer an understanding of the processes of agricultural transformations and their int...

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Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
by Daron Acemoglu ~ Paperback

This book develops a framework for analyzing the creation and consolidation of democracy. Different social groups prefer different political institutions because of the way they allocate political power and resources. Thus democracy is preferred by the majority of citizens, but opposed by elites. Di...

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Triangle
by David Von Drehle ~ Paperback

-Sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . . Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place.- --The New York Times Book Review Triangle is a poignantly detailed account of the...

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