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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

Donald Sassoon

General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Globalization; Business & Economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history

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Capitalism has co-existed with many different kinds of states, from Victorian Britain to republican France and confederate... [more]

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The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society

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The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our...

Binyamin Appelbaum

Central government policies; Business & Economics; Economic history; Advocate - Economics & Business

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After decades of pervasive influence over government policy, economists have done much to create the world in which we live.... [more]

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Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies

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Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies...

Paul Starr

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Economic history; Advocate - Politics

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An investigation into the foundations of democratic societies and the ongoing struggle over the power of concentrated wealth... [more]

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Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

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Capitalism: A Graphic Guide

Sharron Shatil, Dan Cryan

Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Economic systems & structures; Economic history

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The history, theory and impacts of this world-dominating economic ideology [more]

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Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

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Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Walden Bello

Political activism; Business & Economics; Financial crises & disasters; Economic history

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Walden Bello, one of the leading figures of the anti-globalisation movement, reveals how an impending financial crash in China... [more]

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship...

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Economic history

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The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships-and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably... [more]

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Robert Kuttner

Politics & government; Economic theory & philosophy; Economic history

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A leading social critic recounts capitalism's finest hour and shows us how we might achieve it once again. [more]

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North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

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North Korea: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

Patrick McEachern (Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, Wilson Center)

History; Asian history; Comparative politics; Political ideologies; Political control & freedoms; Economic history

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Diplomatic expert Patrick McEachern unpacks the contentious and tangled relationship between the two Koreas in an approachable... [more]

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The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today

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The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today

Linda Yueh

Business & Economics; Economic history

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What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most... [more]

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The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know

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The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know

Mike Shatzkin , Robert Paris Riger

Communication studies; Economic history; Publishing industry; Information technology industries

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Many of us read books every day, either electronically or in print. We remember the books that shaped our ideas about the... [more]

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Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

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Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions...

Taco Terpstra

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Economic history

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How ancient Mediterranean trade thrived through state institutions From around 700 BCE until the first centuries CE, the... [more]

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Beautiful One Day, Broke the Next: Queensland's Public Finances Since Sir Joh and Sir Leo

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Beautiful One Day, Broke the Next: Queensland's Public Finances Since Sir...

Gene Tunny

Regional studies; History; Politics & government; Economic history

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Gene Tunny is a Brisbane-based economist and former Australian Treasury official. During the late 2000s financial crisis,... [more]

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Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade

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Ships of the Silk Road: The Bactrian Camel in Chinese Jade

Angus Forsyth

History of art: ancient & classical art; History; Asian history; Economic history; Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass

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For hundreds of years the Bactrian camel ploughed a lonely furrow across the vast wilderness of Asia. [more]

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Why Not Default?: The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt

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Why Not Default?: The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt

Jerome E. Roos

International relations; Business & Economics; Political economy; Economic history; Public finance

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How creditors came to wield unprecedented power over heavily indebted countries - and the dangers this poses to democracy.... [more]

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Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

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Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation...

Jason Sharman

History; General & world history; International trade; Economic history

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How the rise of the West was a temporary exception to the predominant world order What accounts for the rise of the state,... [more]

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The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

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The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World...

William L. Silber

Business & Economics; Monetary economics; Economic history; Finance; Banking; Investment & securities

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How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today This is the story of silver's transformation... [more]

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Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

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Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Christine Harper, Paul A. Volcker

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Central government; Business & Economics; Political economy; Economic history

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The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration... [more]

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Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

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Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

Yefei Lu

Business & Economics; Economic history; Investment & securities

Paperback

Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the twentieth century's most profitable, trendsetting... [more]

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Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping

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Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping

Klaus Muhlhahn

History; Asian history; Cultural studies; Black & Asian studies; Political science & theory; Economic history

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Klaus Muhlhahn situates modern China in the nation's long, dynamic tradition of overcoming adversity and weakness through... [more]

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

General & world history; Business & Economics; Economic history; Finance

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Shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. This book reveals financial history as the essential back-story... [more]

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Boom and Bust: The rise and fall of the mining industry, greed and the impact on everyday Australians

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Boom and Bust: The rise and fall of the mining industry, greed and the impact...

Royce Kurmelovs

History; Economic history; Mining industry

Paperback

The bestselling author of THE DEATH OF HOLDEN turns his attention to another important Australian business: mining. BOOM AND... [more]

$32.99

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Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

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Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake

Business & Economics; Economic history; Business strategy; Business innovation; Organisational theory & behaviour

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The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible... [more]

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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford

Business & Economics; Economic history; History of engineering & technology

Paperback

Fifty Things that Shaped the Modern Economy paints the epic picture of economic change in an intimate way, by telling the... [more]

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Wall Street: A History

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Wall Street: A History

Charles R. Geisst (Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Professor of Finance, Manhattan College)

Business & Economics; Development economics; Economic history

Paperback

A timely update of the authoritative, engaging history of Wall Street and its role in the economic history of the United States... [more]

$42.95

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My Life, Our Times

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My Life, Our Times

Gordon Brown

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; British & Irish history; Political structures: democracy; Economic history

Paperback

Reflecting on the personal and ideological tensions within Labour and its successes and failures in power, he describes how... [more]

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