Book, film and theatre reviews

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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.


Book of the week: No good deed goes unpunished

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Book review: The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
As David Callahan’s book shows, outsized donations give the rich inordinate clout over public policy.

A frank look at the Brown years

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Book review: Gordon Brown: My Life, Our Times
This is a substantial memoir that provides an insight into what Gordon Brown really felt during his time in office, says Matthew Partridge.

A compelling cautionary tale

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Book review: A Diary of the Euro Crisis in Cyprus
Former Cypriot central bank boss Panicos Demetriades reexamines the eurozone crisis in his country.

Another look at Nixon

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Book review: Richard Nixon The Life
John A Farrell’s book reveals that in fact Nixon was the most liberal Republican president.

Book of the week: How to build a business

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Book review: Flying High
A few handy pointers from Tony Fernandes on how to build a business empire from scratch.

Who controls the levers of power?

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Book review: The Square and the Tower
Niall Ferguson argues in his new book that they reveal an underlying truth about both society and the economy.

Book of the week: Democracy and oligarchs

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Book review: The Oligarch
An interesting spin on the topical issues of power and inequality in society.

A useful guide to investing

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Book review: Big Money Thinks Small
An intelligent book on investing that will benefit the expert and the novice alike, says Matthew Partridge.

Ray Dalio’s eccentric approach to management

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Principles could be helpful for investors – but not in the way author Ray Dalio intended.

Book of the week: Extreme wealth is a double-edged sword

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Uneasy Street is a fascinating study of what it means to be wealthy at the start of the 21st century.

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