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The Broken Heart of America

by Walter Johnson Basic Books (April 13, 2020)

A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis.

From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 30, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


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by Philip Coggan The Economist (March 23, 2020)

A sweeping history that tracks the development of trade and industry across the world, from Ancient Rome to today.

From the development of international trade fairs in the twelfth century to the innovations...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova & Ronen Palan PublicAffairs (January 13, 2020)

I don't like the word 'sabotage',"--a former Goldman Sachs trader admitted. "It's just harsh.... Though, frankly, how else do you make money in this business...I mean, real money."

The fundamental motive for...


The Founding Fortunes

by Tom Shachtman St. Martin's Press (January 20, 2020)

In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes.

While...


The Broken Heart of America

by Walter Johnson & Jamie Renell Basic Books (April 14, 2020)

A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis.

From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising...


The Infinite Machine

by Camila Russo & Laura Jennings HarperAudio (July 14, 2020)

Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova, Ronen Palan & Jared Zak PublicAffairs (January 28, 2020)

I don't like the word 'sabotage',"--a former Goldman Sachs trader admitted. "It's just harsh.... Though, frankly, how else do you make money in this business...I mean, real money."

The fundamental motive for...


The Classical School

by Callum Williams & Sean Patrick Hopkins The Economist (May 19, 2020)

A fascinating chronicle of the lives of twenty economists who played major roles in the evolution of global economic thought.

What was Adam Smith really talking about when he mentioned the "invisible hand"? Did...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim & Matt Kugler Basic Books (January 28, 2020)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

br Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby & David Piggott Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

In April 2020, the United States will embark on what has been called "the largest peacetime mobilization in American history": the decennial population census. It is part of a long, if uneven, tradition of counting...


Sabotage

by Anastasia Nesvetailova & Ronen Palan PublicAffairs (January 14, 2020)

A fierce denunciation of the practices and principles underlying the financial industry and a history of how we got here--from two professors expert in the workings of financial markets and offshore tax havens...


The Infinite Machine

by Camila Russo Harper Business (July 14, 2020)

Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the...