Every month, new books are released, and we’d like to share the ones with you we think should not be missed. This time, we’re focussing on Biography and History. Please let us know what you think, and happy reading!
Best Upcoming Biography and History Books of April 2017
Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way
A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett. Buffett wasn’t always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. It’s wherever it’s five o’clock; it’s wherever there’s a breeze and salt in the air; and it’s wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs.
The History of Economic Ideas: Economic Thought in Contemporary Context
However, it can sometimes be difficult to trace the connections between old ideas and modern day issues. This textbook traces the evolution of economic ideas from the ancient to the modern world by examining the contributions of the most important scholars to some of the most important ideas in economics. The History of Economic Ideas surveys topics that are important for the understanding of contemporary economic issues, including the ethical foundations of modern economics; ideas regarding property rights; price theory; money and interest; public finance; the theories of business cycles and economic growth; international trade; and issues related to population and resource use.
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Combining theoretical models and data in ways unimaginable just a few years ago, open economy macroeconomics has experienced enormous growth over the past several decades. The authors begin with a canonical general equilibrium model of an open economy and then build levels of complexity through the coverage of important topics such as international business-cycle analysis, financial frictions as drivers and transmitters of business cycles and global crises, sovereign default, pecuniary externalities, involuntary unemployment, optimal macroprudential policy, and the role of nominal rigidities in shaping optimal exchange-rate policy. Detailed exploration of international business-cycle analysis Coverage of financial frictions as drivers and transmitters of business cycles and global crises Extensive investigation of nominal rigidities and their role in shaping optimal exchange-rate policy Other topics include fixed exchange-rate regimes, involuntary unemployment, optimal macroprudential policy, and sovereign default and debt sustainability Chapters include exercises and replication codes.
The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871
The fact that modern industry originated in Britain, and spread initially to north-western Europe and North America, implied a dramatic divergence in living standards between the industrial North (or “West”) and a non-industrial, or even de-industrializing, South (or “Rest”). Today, this divergence between the “West” and the “Rest” is visibly unraveling, as economies in Asia, Latin America and even sub-Saharan Africa converge on the rich economies of Europe and North America. This volume fills this gap by providing a systematic, comparative, historical account of the spread of modern manufacturing beyond its traditional heartland, to Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, or what we call the poor periphery.
Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel
The traits that make Sam Zell one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising, enigmatic, and entertaining mavericks in American business. Self-made billionaire Sam Zell consistently sees what others don’t. “If everyone is going left, look right,” Zell often says.
Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World (Agency/Distributed)
. Mike Hoefflinger was one of those Facebook insiders. Becoming Facebook tells the coming-of-age story of the now venerable giant.
The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism
By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone. Joel Solomon, pioneering clean money investor and change agent, lays it on the line. The Clean Money Revolution is underway.
Oil Revolution: Anti-Colonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization (Global and International History)
Through innovative and expansive research, Oil Revolution analyzes the tensions faced and networks created by anti-colonial oil elites during the age of decolonization following World War II. This new community of elites stretched across Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Algeria, and Libya. Christopher R.
African Entrepreneurs – 50 Success Stories
African Entrepreneurs, 50 Success Storiesis a celebration of notable achievements of select Africans and how they have managed to excel in their chosen fields despite all odds. It will inspire you, it will enthrall you and it will motivate you. You will find that while some people are natural entrepreneurs, anyone can pursue entrepreneurship successfully if they put in what it takes.
After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality
Suresh Naidu and other contributors ask whether Piketty said enough about power, slavery, and the complex nature of capital. Piketty replies to these questions in a substantial concluding chapter. An indispensable interdisciplinary work, After Piketty does not shy away from the seemingly intractable problems that made Capital in the Twenty-First Century so compelling for so many.