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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 review: a fascinating take on recent European history

Cover of Alarums and Excursions by Luuk Van Middelaar

Alarums and Excursions
A former speechwriter for the European Council president looks at some of the key challenges that the EU has faced over the past decade.

Book in the news: Rees-Mogg's mind-bogglingly banal work of self-promotion

Cover of The Victorians by Jacob Rees Mogg

Book review: The Victorians
Jacob Rees-Mogg makes little effort in this uninteresting and badly written run through of the usual Victorian suspects.

Death of a Salesman: this classic play is still vital

Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman

Theatre review: Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller’s classic portrayal of the American dream turned bad is as relevant as ever.

Lessons for budding entrepreneurs

Cover of What it Takes by Raegan Moya-Jones

Book review: What it Takes
Raegan Moya-Jones’ book is an entertaining and informative “warts and all” account of how she set up her business.

Book in the news: countries in therapy

Cover of Upheaval by Jared Diamond

Book review: Upheaval
Jared Diamond’s approach is somewhat at odds with conventional historians as he attempts to draw lessons from countries that have been through trauma.

Book of the week: why Trump got elected

Cover of People, Power and Profits by Joseph E Stiglitz

Book review: People, Power and Profits
Joseph E Stiglitz addresses the discontent that paved Donald Trump’s way to power.

Book of the week: the problems with Chinese trade

Cover of The Silk Road Trap by Jonathan Holslag

Book review: The Silk Road Trap
Jonathan Holslag argues that Beijing has repeatedly outmanoeuvred Brussels by getting Europe to open its markets in return for vague promises that the Chinese will do the same.

Seven well-chosen private equity case studies

Cover of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity by Sebastien Canderle

Book review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity
Anybody wanting to know more about the private equity industry should find something that appeals in Sebastien Canderle’s book.

Book in the news: was Neville Chamberlain right to play for time?

Cover of Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie

Book review: Appeasing Hitler
Tim Bouverie rises to the challenge of telling the complex story of appeasement.

Review: Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns DVD cover

Children and adults alike will enjoy this charming, elegant story, and its tuneful, catchy numbers, says Matthew Partridge.

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