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America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve
4.4 out of 5 stars with 280 reviews
The tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that unexpectedly birthed the Federal Reserve, from renowned financial writer Roger Lowenstein
Until the election of Woodrow Wilson the United States - alone among developed nations - lacked a central...
The Price of Politics
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.4 out of 5 stars with 253 reviews
Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book The Price of Politics is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the...
The Thomas Sowell Reader
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
These selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of half a century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues. The sources range from Dr. Sowell's letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles i...
Who Stole the American Dream?
4.1 out of 5 stars with 284 reviews
Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith's new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.
In his best-selling The Russians, Smith to...
A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
4.1 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
Adam Smith wrote that man has an intrinsic "propensity to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another". But how did trade evolve to the point where we don't think twice about biting into an apple from the other side of the world?
In A Splendid...
The End of Wall Street
4.8 out of 5 stars with 195 reviews
The roots of the mortgage bubble and the story of the Wall Street collapse - and the government's unprecedented response - from our most trusted business journalist.
The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial coll...
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
4.7 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews
National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2013
A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation. American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have crea...
The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry
4.5 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews
The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's chi...
Europe Since 1989: A History
4.5 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
The year 1989 brought the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. It was also the year that the economic theories of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Chicago School achieved global dominance. And it was these neoliberal idea...
The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies
4.1 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
To those who travel there today, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. Yet that image conceals a turbulent, dramatic, and shocking history. For some 200 years after 1650, the West Indies became the strategic center of the Western world, wit...
The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
4.1 out of 5 stars with 181 reviews
A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell.
In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, ...
Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics
4.5 out of 5 stars with 239 reviews
As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore the balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty ...
The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline
4.1 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems - and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them. We all know the bad news. The heady promise of the Arab Spring has given way to repression, civil war, a...
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