Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 19

    Goodbye, Great Britain

    by Kathleen Burk

    In this authoritative and gripping book--the first full account of the 1976 International Monetary Fund crisis--Kathleen Burk and Alec Cairncross peel back the surface of the most searing economic crisis of postwar Britain to reveal its historical roots and contemporary context. During the spring of 1976, the plummeting value of the British pound against the U.S. dollar triggered a traumatic economic and political crisis. International confidence in the pound collapsed; an article in the Wall Street Journal, headlined "Good-bye, Great Britain," urged investors to get out of sterling. Refused aid by the London and New York markets, the Labour Government under Prime Minister James Callaghan was forced to turn for help to the IMF--a highly unusual move for a developed Western economy. Fearing that the economic crisis would drive Britain into a left-wing siege economy which would endanger NATO and the EEC, the United States and Germany used the IMF loan as a means to force Britain to make major domestic policy changes; when the IMF mission arrived in London in November 1976, it was announced that the price for the loan included deep cuts in domestic spending. Burk and Cairncross uncover the maneuvers of the Labour Government to evade IMF conditions. They also examine underlying economic factors, the political agenda, the rise of monetarist ideas, and the Keynesian response. Juxtaposing narrative with analysis, they provide surprising answers to critical questions and reveal how the breakdown of the post-war consensus on the macroeconomic management paved the way for the triumph of Thatcherism.
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    The Barber Boom

    by Tom Chapman

    This book contains well over a hundred years of barber experience and advice from inspirational barbers from around the globe. The Author, Tom Chapman is a barber, educator, ambassador, spokesperson, and founder of The Lions Barber Collective charity. He has been a part of the barbering world for over 15 years now, and intends to continue long into the future. He has travelled the world with his barbering career, has owned his own salon, and currently helps to guide aspiring barbers by running workshops and courses in his native Devon and beyond. Barbering is an industry like no other and over the past few years it has been subject to a huge resurgence. Never in its entire history has it been so popular, celebrated and respected. This book intends to find out why. Through interviews with key individuals in the industry, fellow barber Tom Chapman hopes to get their perspective on the current 'barber boom', as well as finding out the stories that led them to where they are today. Featuring interviews with well-respected barbers (including Alan Beak and The Bloody Butcher) and taking the readers all around the globe, The Barber Boom is an exploration into modern barbering culture through the eyes of those who helped craft it.
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    Surrender

    by Nicky Clinch

    What if you need to break down before you can break through? Find authenticity, growth and freedom through letting go and coming home to your true self. Do you find yourself getting caught in the same negative patterns, the same emotional spirals, the same limiting stories? The truth is that you can break free from the disempowering cycles blocking you from peace and joy and, most importantly, your freedom. The answer is already within you. Nicky Clinch is your companion on the transformational path of surrender, providing empowering guidance as you clear the way for your true self to emerge. You'll experience a maturation process of letting go, self-love and rebirth, so that you can grow, heal and transform--and really start living the life you were born to live. Discover how to: • embrace authenticity, self-love and freedom through letting go • break free from self-defeating patterns and cycles of negativity • dissolve attachments to the stories keeping you stuck in the past • clear obstacles preventing your growth and destiny to thrive • develop a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and all of life Surrender who you thought you were and come home to who you truly are.
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    Princes of the Yen

    by Richard Werner

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    Britain in Decline

    by Andrew Gamble

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    Maybe

    by Kobi Yamada

    "You are more amazing than you even know. New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada has written a story about the unbound potential you hold inside. With striking, realistic illustrations, it's a reminder that you were meant for incredible things. And maybe, just maybe, you will exceed your wildest dreams."--Provided by publisher.