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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 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.

Book of the week: making the case for Trump

Book cover: The Case for Trump

The Case for Trump
Most pundits think that Donald Trump is doomed to be a one-term president. Military historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson disagrees.

Book in the news: the manipulative advisers behind Trump’s throne

Book cover: Kushner Inc

Kushner Inc: Greed. Ambition. Corruption
Donald Trump is a polarising figure, but even he’s not quite as unpopular as “Javanka”, the nickname for his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner.

Book of the week: irrational markets and investor psychology

Cover of A Crisis of Beliefs

A Crisis of Beliefs
Academic economists Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Shleifer argue that financial markets can, behave in irrational ways.

A short, but to-the-point look at Brexit

Cover of Nine Lessons in Brexit

Book review: Ninve lessons in Brexit
Ivan Roger makes a lot of good points in his analysis of where we’ve been going wrong with Brexit.

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