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.


“Last Exit before Brexit” – Bernard-Henri Lévy’s play contributes little to the debate

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French sage Bernard-Henri Lévy attempts to get to grips with Britain’s decision to leave the EU in this two-hour monologue, but fails to shed much light, says Matthew Partridge.

Book of the week: a history of the euro

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Book review:
Few books on the euro convey as much passion and urgency surrounding the issue of the single currency.

Film review: Molly's Game

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Film review: Molly’s Game
For all its faults, this film is still a cut above the average biopic.

Book in the news: a lively account of a turbulent relationship

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Book review: From Cold War to Hot Peace
Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul’s account is part personal memoir and part overview of US-Russian relations in the last 40 years.

High stakes in Asian waters

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Book review: Asian Waters
The struggle for supremacy in the South China Sea.

Book of the week: central bankers and how to hold them to account

Book review: Unelected Power
Paul Tucker, fellow at Harvard University and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, examines the rise of central bankers, a new class of technocrats.

Book in the news: riveting bestseller exposes the real Trump

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Book review: A Higher Loyalty
James Comey is an occasionally cloying companion, albeit one with quite a story to tell.

Book of the week: Finding quality in the stock market

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Book review: Quality Investing
Quality Investing is an informative book that provides investors with plenty of food for thought.

The flaws in the Chinese growth model

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Book review: China’s Great Wall of Debt
Dinny McMahon’s book is the last in a long line of attempts to pinpoint flaws in the country’s growth model that could doom it.

Book in the news: the remarkable success of the Marshall Plan

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Book review: The Marshall Plan
This is an ambitious and deeply researched narrative look at the plan that put Europe back on its feet.

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