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Who Runs Britain? How Britain's new elite are changing our lives
Who Runs Britain? How Britain's new elite are changing our lives
by Robert Peston
Edition: Hardcover

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars important book looking at the financial problems that affect us all, 30 Mar. 2008
Depsite an overlong and rather tedious chapter on M&S and a poor title, this book offers fascinating insights into the global financial crisis we are all facing. For those who want to be inducted into the arcane - but nevertheless important - mysteries of "hedge funds" and "private equities", Peston offers clear, jargon-free explanations. Also an eye-opening account of Gordon Brown's / the Treasury's intense wooing, via tax-breaks, of financiers making speculative bets rather than building robust wealth-creating businesses. The "Morning Star" gave this book a big thumbs up - which certainly says something about Peston's ability to strip bare the mechanisms of capitalism... An important and extremely knowlegeable account of what will doubtless prove to be a major turning point in history.
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The Victorians
The Victorians
by A. N. Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Victorians, 10 Feb. 2003
This review is from: The Victorians (Hardcover)
This is a great book. It is not the definitive work on the Victorians, by any means, but it is so detailed, full of insights, and by turns touching, amusing and thought-provoking. The section on the Indian Mutiny is particularly masterful, and A N Wilson uses his novelist's powers of description to startling effect, conjuring up a vivid world, populated with fascinating characters.


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