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Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves

by Andrew Ross Sorkin

A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a...


The Canadian Century

by Brian Lee Jason Clemens Niels V Crowley

One hundred years ago a great Canadian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, predicted that the twentieth century would belong to Canada. He had a plan to make it so. What happened? Canada lost sight of Laurier's plan and failed...


Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

by Andrew Rimas & Evan D.G. Fraser

We are what we eat: this aphorism contains a profound truth about civilization, one that has played out on the world historical stage over many millennia of human endeavor.

Using the colorful diaries of a sixteenth-century...


Stocks for the Long Run 5/E:  The Definitive Guide to Financial Market Returns & Long-Term Investment Strategies: The Definitive Guide to Financial Ma

by Jeremy J. Siegel

The stock-investing classic--UPDATED TO HELP YOU WIN IN TODAY'S CHAOTIC GLOBAL ECONOMY

Much has changed since the last edition of Stocks for the Long Run. The financial crisis, the deepest bear market since...


Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

by Nouriel Roubini & Stephen Mihm

"A succinct, lucid and compelling account . . . Essential reading." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified the financial community by predicting the current crisis...


The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

by David Stockman

A New York Times bestseller

The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year...


The Secrets of Pirate Management: From "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates"

by Peter T. Leeson

What can today's corporate raiders learn from the scourge of the high seas? A lot, as it turns out! Pirates have a surprising amount to teach about building better organizations, promoting diversity in the workplace,...


Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

by Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson

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,...


All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

by Bethany McLean & Joe Nocera

The New York Times bestseller hailed as "the best business book of 2010" (Huffington Post).

As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street,...


Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2011

by Sylvia Nasar

In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s...


Postwar Urban America: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies: Demography, Economics, and Social Policies

by John F. McDonald

This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western...


History of Chinese Ancient Educational Thought (Works by Zhu Yongxin on Education Series)

by Zhu Yongxin

China enjoys a splendid ancient culture, which is inseparable from the role of cultural transmission played by the country's system of education. As a nation that attaches great importance to education, China...


Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs: The Underutilization of American Workers

by Teresa A. Sullivan

Unemployment levels have received a great deal of attention and discussion in recent years. However, another labor category-underemployment-has virtually been ignored. Underutilized or underemployed workers...


The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1800-1945

by Warren Dean

São Paulo is one of the few places in the underdeveloped world where an advanced industrial system has grown out of a tropical raw-material-exporting economy. By 1960 there were 830,000 industrial workers in...


Ecclesiastical Lordship, Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval England

by Adam Lucas

This is the first detailed study of the role of the Church in the commercialization of milling in medieval England. Focusing on the period from the late eleventh to the mid sixteenth centuries, it examines the...


The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

by Francesco Boldizzoni

The Poverty of Clio challenges the hold that cliometrics--an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists--has exerted on the study of our economic past. In this provocative...


The Great Crash: How the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Plunged the World into Depression

by Selwyn Parker

This is the story of the financial cataclysm that started with the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929, and set in motion a series of economic, political and social events that affected many millions of people...


Wall Street Under Oath: The Story of Our Modern Money Changers

by Ferdinand Pecora

Ferdinand Pecora investigated with ruthlessly abandon the nation's most influential bankers and stockbrokers to determine what caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression....


Life on the Tyne: Water Trades on the Lower River Tyne in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, a Reappraisal

by Peter D. Wright

While the early modern period has long been recognised as witnessing a growth in trade and consumerism, the majority of studies to date have tended to focus upon London and southern England. In order to provide...


Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Ian Klaus

Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus’s Forging Capitalism demonstrates how international financial...