Peter Hirsch

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How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes: Two Tales&hellip by Peter D. Schiff
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Economics is a subject that confuses people and economists most of all. They turn it into an arcane and difficult subject - more difficult to understand than quantum mechanics. Its not.

Peter Schiff and his brother strip away the unnecessary complexity and show how one exactly what an "economy" is, how it comes into existence, how its participants benefit and how it grows. In this book, by means of simple examples and entertaining cartoons, they explain the growth of the United States economy from the very beginning, how interference with the market has warped it, how the current crisis came to be and give useful pointers as to how it might be dealt with.

And they do… Read more
Jesus the Jew by Emeritus Professor of &hellip
Jesus the Jew by Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies Geza Vermes
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps more than any other nation - or race or creed - what is it to be a Jew? - Jews examine their navels; and each others. Thus "Jesus the Jew" is the analysis of one Jew and his context in time, space and society, by another. And the examiner is a man of great scholarship, with the sort of analytical mind that Jews often seem to have, that drove Abraham almost to sacrifice his son and his descendant to deliberately precipitate his own crucifixion.

Vermes, of an Hungarian Jewish family, was brought up as a Roman Catholic, ordained Priest, obtained a doctorate in theology and then soon left both the priesthood and the Roman Church, reverting to Judaism. He studied the society… Read more
Sword and the Grail: The Story of the Grail, the T&hellip by Andrew Sinclair
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not be deceived, 17 April 2010
While this book is based on fact, the way the facts are dealt with is fanciful. Sinclair knows everything about his subject and includes it all but makes conjectures that are, on analysis, insupportable. Useful as a reference book for sources. Fun if you like fiction. Useless as a scholarly work.