MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.
Theatre review: Hamilton: An American Musical
Are you ready for a show about a loudmouth, promiscuous American politician? No, not Trump, says Matthew Partridge – America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Tax isn’t the most obvious topic for a comedy skit, yet somehow Dominic Frisby pulls it off, says John Stepek.
Book review: British Banking: Continuity And Change From 1694 To The Present
Look past the price and British Banking is an accessible book for the curious general reader, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: The Stock Picker: A Financial History from the Sharp End
If you’re interested in how the City worked before the Big Bang, you’ll love The Stock Picker, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir
Reading Ken Clarke’s memoirs is a bit like being at an after-dinner talk over brandy and cigars, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent
Brooke Harrington impressive book explores the wealth-management industry through the eyes of the managers themselves.
Book review: The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan
If you enjoy reading about politics and want to understand how central bankers can be swayed by outside pressure and ambition, this is the book for you, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: Crash, Bang, Wallop: The Inside Story of London’s Big Bang and a Financial Revolution that Changed the World
A zippy historical narrative that celebrates the cultural and financial change that transpired in 1980s Britain.
Book review: Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money and Power
Trump Revealed is a cut above the standard political biography, but the full exposé is yet to be written, says Matthew Partridge.
Book review: A Banquet of Consequences
Satyajit Das is more provocative than other writers who have attempted to diagnose what is wrong with the recovery, says Matthew Partridge.