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.

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.

Book of the week: the rise of the Russian mob

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Book review: The Vory
An overview of the Russian mafia that couldn’t be timelier.

A solid introduction to the history of economic thought

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Book review: The Great Economists
Linda Yueh presents a solid introduction to the history of economic thought.

Book in the news: a compelling history of the factory

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Book review: Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World
Joshua Freeman’s book looks at the rise, decline and possible fall of the great institution that is the production line.

Book of the week: Trust people to make their own decisions

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Book review: Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
A book from a Facebook co-founder proposing a basic income that breaks the mould.

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