June 19, 2013

Elizabeth Becker spoke about her book, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, at Politics & Prose on Friday, June 19, 2013.

From Costa Rican ecotourism to Dubai’s desert shopping malls to African safaris, the travel industry isn’t just thriving—it’s changing the world. Reporting from jungles, cities, and ancient ruins, Becker, award-winning former New York Times foreign correspondent, looks closely at the largest global business and charts its decidedly mixed impact on economies, traditions, and natural environments.

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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 23rd, 2016

April 21, 2013

Benn Steil spoke about his book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

The July 1944 meeting of representatives from some forty-four countries in New Hampshire laid the foundations of the postwar economic system for years to come. In his deeply researched account, Steil focuses on John Maynard Keynes and Harry Dexter White, showing their ideas and personalities, but also delving into the Anglo-American geopolitical rivalry and laying out White’s engagement with Soviet intelligence.

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ISBN: 9780691162379
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 23rd, 2014

April 11, 2013

Neil Irwin spoke about his book, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World On Fire, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Irwin’s comprehensive study of central banks begins with their origin in 17th -century Stockholm. From there, the Washington Post columnist and economics editor of the paper’s Wonkblog works his way to 2008, giving readers an informed view of the crucial role played by the leaders of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank.

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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

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