Trillion Dollar Baby | Paul Cleary

Published in: 2017 Amazon | Goodreads In 1814, sovereignty was transferred from the King of Denmark to the King of Sweden. The Constitution of Norway was signed on May 17, later to be celebrated as Norwegian Constitution Day. It was not until 1905, after 400 years of Danish or Swedish control, that Norway became independent. Norway was

Start-up nation | Senor and Singer

Published in: 2009 Bookdepository | Goodreads Israel has the highest density of innovation and entrepreneurship in the world, a total of 3,850 start-ups, one for every 1,844 Israelis. The country also has the highest density in the world of engineers and R & D spending as well as more companies on the NASDAQ stock exchange than

The Pirates of Somalia | Jay Bahadur

Published in: 2012 Amazon | Goodreads Jay Bahadur is a Canadian journalist who began his career as a 24-year-old by buying a one-way ticket to Mogadishu, Somalia in 2008. During a six-week stay, he met pirates and learned from the inside how Somalia’s lucrative pirate sector worked. His time in Puntland was later turned into

How the scots invented the modern world | Arthur Herman


Published in: 2002 Amazon | Goodreads Scottish names stand out on a list of books that dominated European thinking in the late 18th century: Adam Smith’s A Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations, David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature and Essays Political, Literary and Moral. William Robertson’s History of Scotland and History of the Reign

Asian Godfathers | Joe Studwell

Published in: 2007 Amazon | Goodreads The book was published in 2007 by the journalist Joe Studwell and is a review of Southeast Asia’s dominant families. At the time, 13 of the world’s 50 richest families were from Southeast Asia – disproportionately many in relation to the region’s overall economy. The main thesis is that

The Oil Rush | Mervyn Jones & Fay Godwin

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Published in: 1976 Amazon | Goodreads In 1950, oil accounted for 10% of Britain’s energy consumption. By 1970, the share had increased to 44% (coal at 47% and the rest related to natural gas, hydropower and nuclear power). The Oil Rush is a reportage book from the oil rigs and cities in Scotland during the oil boom

Enver Hoxha | Blendi Fevziu

Published in 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Enver Hoxha was the Albanian communist dictator who ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985. During the 41 years, most of his opponents would lose their lives and countless more would spend their lives in the country’s 39 prisons and 70 labor camps. In the wake

Afrika Vänder | Sten Rylander

Published: 2014 Goodreads | Amazon At the Berlin Conference of 1884–85, the colonial powers drew up the main features of the map that still applies to Africa today. The driving force was the need for expansion and supply of raw materials. During the 20th century, especially after the end of World War II, Europe faced growing competition

When money destroys nations | P. Haslam

Published: 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Hyperinflation is not an individual event, it is a collection of critical events – a process. Externally, this is evident through ever-increasing prices, but in the background the process is underway where an established currency loses its usefulness as a means of payment. Hyperinflation has occurred all over the world

Poland | Kjell Albin Abrahamson

Published: 1998 Goodreads Between 1987 and 2004, Kjell Albin Abrahamson was an Eastern European correspondent (mostly for the Swedish Radio) stationed in Moscow, Warsaw and Vienna. However, it was in Poland that he thrived the best and where he returned to after the years in Austria and the Soviet Union. He lived in Poland until