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Economic History

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  • Cities and the Wealth of Nations

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • This Time Is Different

    Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

    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. With this breakthrough study, leading ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Last Tycoons

    The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.

    They amassed unimaginable fortunes and would stop at nothing to make a deal, until their titanic egos started to jeopardize everything. This is the astonishing story of Lazard Frères, the world’s most elite and legendary investment bank – and the men who reigned over it all.For over 150 years Lazard Frères had stood apart from other Wall Street firms by offering ultra-wealthy clients the wisdom of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Value of Everything

    Making and Taking in the Global Economy

    WINNER OF THE 2019 MADAME DE STAËL PRIZE AND THE 2018 LEONTIEF PRIZE FOR ADVANCING THE FRONTIERS OF ECONOMIC THOUGHTSHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight.In modern capitalism, value-extraction is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times‘A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir … A superb book’ New York Post‘I bought this to try to better understand Trump’s appeal … but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner’ India Knight, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Big Short

    Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis ...
    THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILMFrom the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.'In the hands of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Paul Keating

    by David A Day ...
    In the tradition of his bestselling CURTIN and CHIFLEY, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers.Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth century, firstly as treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years. Although he has spent all of his adult life in the public eye, Keating has eschewed the idea ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Boomerang

    The Meltdown Tour

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The TimesIn this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Utopia for Realists

    And How We Can Get There

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' GuardianIn Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable.... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Capital

    ** From the author of The Wall **Adapted into an Emmy Award-winning BBC One drama'Effortlessly brilliant . . . hugely moving and outrageously funny.' ObserverThe residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive anonymous ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Civilization

    The West and the Rest

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEARIf in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople.By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Too Big to Fail

    Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees.Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Unshakeable

    Your Guide to Financial Freedom

    ***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*Tony Robbins, arguably the most recognizable life and business strategist and guru, is back with a timely, unique follow-up to his smash New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game.**Market corrections are as constant as seasons are in nature. There have been 30 such corrections in the past 30 years, yet there’s never been an action plan for how not only to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China

    A fascinating history of the intricate web of trade routes connecting ancient Rome to Eastern civilizations, including its powerful rival, the Han Empire.The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia, and the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan), laying ... Read more

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  • City of Fortune

    How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

    by Roger Crowley ...
    A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • When China Rules The World

    The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World [Greatly updated and expanded]

    China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese.Jacques argues that we cannot understand China in western terms but only through its own history and culture. To this end, he introduces a powerful set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Unwinding

    by George Packer ...
    America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth.George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Economics in One Lesson

    The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    by Henry Hazlitt ...
    With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Square and the Tower

    Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

    **The New York Times bestseller'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt**What 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 hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Wunch of Bankers

    a year in the Hayne royal commission

    by Daniel Ziffer ...
    It was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.It wasn’t just the long list of scandals exposed to a horrified nation — charging fees to dead people, ignoring blatant conflicts of interest, and taking $1 billion from customers in fees that banks were never entitled to.What made it so ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • All The Devils Are Here

    Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World

    According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, no-one has put all the pieces of the financial crisis together. The finger was pointed at greedy traders, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers, but many devils helped bring hell to the economy.All The Devils Are Here goes back several decades to explore the motivations of everyone from CEOs ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Adults In The Room

    My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

    ** The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller**'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' GuardianWhat happens when you take on the European establishment?Read as world-famous, provocative economist, and former Greece finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, blows the lid on his battle with EU officials over the Greek debt crisis.Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial batt... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD