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  • The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World was Createdby William J. Bernstein

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 32.95

    FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE INTELLIGENT ASSET ALLOCATOR Praise for The Birth of Plenty : "Bill Bernstein has given us a compact and immensely readable economic, political, military, and institutional history of our civilization that is a tour de force . Put everything else down. Take a deep breath. Open The Birth of Plenty. And... more...

  • This Time Is Differentby Carmen M. Reinhart; Kenneth S. Rogoff

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    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 new situation bears little similarity to past disasters.... more...

  • Growth and Fluctuations 1870-1913 (Routledge Revivals)by W. Arthur Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    In this title, first published in 1978, Sir Arthur Lewis considers the development of the international economy in the forty years leading up to the First World War, with the adoption of the gold standard, a rapid growth in world trade, the opening up of the continents by the railways, vast emigration from Europe, India and China, and large-scale... more...

  • Post-Capitalist Societyby Peter F. Drucker

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Business guru Peter Drucker provides an incisive analysis of the major world transformation taking place, from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society, and examines the radical affects it will have on society, politics, and business now and in the coming years. This searching and incisive analysis of the major world transformation now taking... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • In the Shadow of Violenceby Douglass C. North; John Joseph Wallis; Steven B. Webb; Barry R. Weingast

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explains how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. more...

  • Rainbow's Endby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe. The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly... more...

  • Lean Inby Sheryl Sandberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women?s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In  Lean In,  Sheryl Sandberg examines why women?s progress in achieving... more...

  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...

  • Europe At the Seasideby Luciano Segreto; Carles Manera; Manfred Pohl

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Mass tourism is one of the most striking developments in postwar western societies, involving economic, social, cultural, and anthropological factors. For many countries it has become a significant, if not the primary, source of income for the resident population. The Mediterranean basin, which has long been a very popular destination, is explored... more...