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Book reviews: The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris by Colin Jones and Debtonator By Andrew McNally

Book reviews: The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris by Colin Jones and Debtonator By Andrew McNally

Mark Le Fanu on how smiling overturned a monarchy and Christopher Silvester on a sharp denunciation of our blind faith in debt

The 'Flashes of Thought' that drive Sheikh Mohammed

The 'Flashes of Thought' that drive Sheikh Mohammed

A new book by the emir of Dubai offers a glimpse of the ambitious philosophy behind the growth of the UAE, says Zak Smith

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Book Reviews: The Shifts and the Shocks by Martin Wolf and A Strange Business by James Hamilton

Book Reviews: The Shifts and the Shocks by Martin Wolf and A Strange Business by James Hamilton

Christopher Silvester on a stimulating take on the financial crisis and Mark Le Fanu on an ambitious attempt to dissect the 19th century’s art business

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Book Review: Any Other Business by Martin Vander Weyer

Book Review: Any Other Business by Martin Vander Weyer

Christopher Silvester delves into Martin Vander Weyer's collected writings from the city, the Spectator and beyond

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Book Review: Jet Set by William Stadiem

Book Review: Jet Set by William Stadiem

Peter York on the re-visitation of aviation's glamorous heyday

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Book review: War and Gold by Kwasi Kwarteng

Book review: War and Gold by Kwasi Kwarteng

Christopher Silvester enjoys an original perspective on economic history

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Book review: Zeppelin Nights by Jerry White

Book review: Zeppelin Nights by Jerry White

Mark Le Fanu reads up on the forgotten aerial bombardment of London

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Stanley Johnson on journeying to the Arctic and finding Boris' first literary efforts

Stanley Johnson on journeying to the Arctic and finding Boris' first literary efforts

Stanley Johnson, whose second volume of memoir is out now, covers caribou, book launches and the star turns of his children in the Spear's Diary

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Book Review: The Firm by Duff McDonald

Book Review: The Firm by Duff McDonald

Peter York on a thorough demolition of consulting behemoth McKinsey

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7 bizarre financial phrases explained

7 bizarre financial phrases explained

From ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ to the ‘Eddie Murphy Rule’, a new book by John Lanchester aims to demystify the language of finance.

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