Lawrence Maxted

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Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives

Dorling’s thought-provoking findings, fears, and hopes for the future are an excellent introduction for both students and a wider audience interested in the consequences of shifting demographics.
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Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Sedgewick’s wide-ranging work is most appropriate for readers with a serious interest in food economics.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Henderson’s convincing arguments and passion will be a clarion call to action for business leaders and interested readers everywhere. A complementary work is microfinance champion Muhammad Yunus’s A World of Three Zeros, while Christopher Leonard’s Kochland offers a contrasting portrayal of the Koch Industries’ single-minded resistance to any such ideas.
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Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Lively storytelling and accessible writing makes Hiltzik’s work suitable for all types of readers interested in railroad history.
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Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric

This revealing and accessible postmortem of GE’s downward spiral will be important reading for a wide audience, including customers, employees, former employees, and investors, as well as anyone interested in 21st-century corporate management.

Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction

Part exposé, part mystery, Enrich’s account richly illuminates Deutsche Bank’s excesses and Trump’s business practices. Readers of Andrew Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail, which unveiled vulnerabilities in the financial industry, will find Enrich’s more focused account equally compelling.

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Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

This straightforward assemblage of practical solutions for revitalizing Europe's economy will have an audience with readers of Stiglitz's earlier work and anyone interested in economics.

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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

While Krugman’s rousing, jargon-free writings will please progressive readers, they will be disconcerting to many conservative ones. An informative and controversial study combining business and political science.
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Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal

Washington’s illustrated and well-researched work will have some appeal for rail fans, but its true value is for readers interested in the social condition of African Americans in New York during the period.

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