Lawrence Maxted

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Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

Mueller’s powerful but disheartening story of pervasive fraud and a general collapse of ethical behavior with only glimmers of hope from the bravery of whistleblowers is fully accessible to general readers and substantive enough for academic audiences; a must-read.

Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Based on six years of research and with a fast-paced writing style that interweaves multiple stories, this illuminating work on the exceedingly influential Koch and his company will be welcomed by all readers of business or politics. Leonard does for Koch what Andrew Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail did for the 2008 financial crisis
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Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

Grant’s readable work both illuminates Bagehot’s life and places his writings in the conservative gold standard context of his time. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.]
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Left Behind America

The documentary sums up the region's problems astutely and is highly recommended to everyone with an interest in the region or the nation's economy overall.
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People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

Outspoken in his antipathy toward corporate greed and the Republican Party's agenda, Stiglitz offers a comprehensive list of easy-to-understand progressive remedies that will find favor with many readers, especially those feeling disenfranchised at present.
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Single-Handed: The Complete Collection

Viewers who enjoy mysteries amid piercing desolation, such as Hinterland, will find Single-Handed most satisfying.
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White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business and the American Century

This fast-paced history of the period from the white shoe perspective will be both entertaining and enlightening for most readers.
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Murdoch Mysteries: Home for the Holidays

Separating the cast in Home diminishes the normal Station House 4 camaraderie but presents viewers with two mysteries to enjoy along with some spectacular British Columbia location footage. As Season 11 opens with the resolution of Season 10's cliff-hanger and there is a lot of backstory to know, new viewers may want to start earlier in the series.
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The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

Collier's wide-ranging work presents challenging concepts from a British viewpoint, providing a meaningful perspective that will reward thoughtful readers. A noteworthy addition to works such as Douglas McWilliams's The Inequality Paradox and Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

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