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Spear’s Book Awards Longlist

SPEAR’S BOOK AWARDS LONGLIST

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Financial Book Of The Year

George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (Princeton University Press)

Philip Augar
Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City’s Golden Decade (Bodley Head)

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green                                               
Philanthrocapitalism: How The Rich Can Save the World and Why We Should Let Them (A&C Black)

Vincent Cable
The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What It Means (Atlantic Books)

William D. Cohan
House of Cards: How Wall Street’s Gamblers Broke Capitalism: The Fall of Bear Stearns and the Collapse of the Global Market (Allen Lane)

Gerald F. Davis
Managed by the Markets: How Finance Has Re-Shaped America (OUP)

Michael Panzner
When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era (John Wiley & Sons)

Robert J. Shiller
The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do About It (Princeton University Press)

George Soros
The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means (Public Affairs, US)

Gillian Tett
Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (Little, Brown)

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Biography Of The Year
<br /> Richard Davenport-Hines
Ettie: The Intimate Life and Dauntless Spirit of Lady Desborough (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Anne De Courcy
Snowdon: A Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Caroline Moorehead
Dancing on the Precipice: Lucie De La Tour Du Pin and the French Revolution (Chatto & Windus)

Hans C. Ohanian
Einstein’s Mistakes (W.W. Norton & Co)

Frances Osborne
The Bolter: The Woman Who Scandalised 1920s Society and Became White Mischief’s Infamous Seductress (Virago Press)

John Rae
The Old Boys’ Network: John Rae’s Diaries, 1970-86 (Short Books)

Kenneth Roman
The King of Madison Avenue: David Ogilvy and the Making of Modern Advertising (Palgrave Macmillan)

T.J. Stiles
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf)

Paul Strathern
The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior (Da Vinci, Machiavelli, Borgia) (Bantam)

Michael J. Unger
Magnifico (Lorenzo de Medici) (Simon & Schuster)

Edmund White
Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel (Atlantic Books)

Michael Wolff
The Man Who Owns the News (Bodley Head)
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Jackie Wullschlager
Chagall: Love and Exile (Allen Lane)

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Historical Book Of The Year

Liaquat Ahmed
Lords of Finance: 1929, the Great depression and the Bankers Who Broke the World (William Heinemann)

Bryan Burrough
Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Texas Oil Millionaires (Penguin Press)

Niall Ferguson
The Ascent of Money (Allen Lane)

Beverley Gage
The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror (OUP)

David Marsh
The Euro (Yale University Press)

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Corporate Or Family History Of The Year

Humphrey Carpenter
The Seven Lives of John Murray: The Story of a Publishing Dynasty (John Murray)

Charles D. Ellis
The Partnership: A History of Goldman Sachs (Allen Lane)
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William Fiennes
The Music Room (Picador)

Meryl Gordon
Mrs Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Diarmuid Jeffreys
Hell’s Cartel: I.G. Farben and the Making of Hitler’s War Machine (Metropolitan Books)

Tila J. Mazzeo
The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (HarperCollins)

Wendy Moore
Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match (Phoenix)

Jane Mulvagh
Madresfield (Doubleday)

Adam Nicolson
Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History (Harper Press)

Jerry Oppenheimer
Toy Monster: The Big,  Bad World of Mattel (John Wiley & Sons)

Jane Wellesley
Wellington: A Journey Through My Family (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

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Novel Of The Year

Simon Astaire
Private Privilege (Quartet Books)

Hans Fallada
Alone in Berlin (Penguin Classics)

Yiyun Li
The Vagrants (Fourth Estate)

Jonathan Littell
The Kindly Ones (Chatto & Windus)

Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate)

CE Morgan
All the Living (Fourth Estate)

Joseph O’Neill
Netherland (Pantheon Books)

Marilynne Robinson
Home (Virago)

Colm Toibin
Brooklyn (Viking)

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Coffee-Table Book Of The Year

Guido Beltraminiand Howard Burns (eds)
Palladio (Royal Academy)

Mirabel Cecil and David Mlinaric
Mlinaric on Decorating (Frances Lincoln)

James H. Cromartie
Nantucket Portrait: Fun and Games with the Super Rich, the Birth of Hard-edge Realism (Schiffer)

Debrett’s
Debrett’s Guide for the Modern Gentleman (Debrett’s)

Marie-Noel de Gary and Jean-Marie del Moral
The Camondo Legacy: The Passions of a Paris Collector (Thames & Hudson)

Graham Diprose
London’s Changing Riverscape: Panoramas from London Bridge to Greenwich (Frances Lincoln)

Dr Ian Gordon and Simon Inglis
Great Lengths: The Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Britain (English Heritage)

Lydia Greeves
Houses of the National Trust (National Trust)

Neil Harris
The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age (Chicago University Press)

Robert Murphy and Ivan Terestchenko
The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge (Thames & Hudson)

Amit Pasricha and William Dalrymple
Monumental India (Constable)

Michael Snodin and Nigel Llewellyn
Baroque: Magnificence and Style (V&A Publishing)

Jack Stewart
Graffiti Kings: New York Transit Art of the 1970s (Harry N. Abrams)

Philippe Tretiack
Megalomania: The Madness of Builders (Assouline)

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Wealth Management Or Creation Book Of The Year

NB: Other titles to be included

John Kay
The Long and the Short of It (Erasmus Press)

John Man
Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan (Bantam)

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Spear’s Special Award
NB: Other titles to be included

Clive Aslet
The English House (Bloomsbury)

John Brewer
The American Leonardo: A Tale of 20th Century Obsession (Constable)

Laurence Leamer
Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach (Hyperion Books)

Prince Charles (foreword)
Highgrove Florilegium (Addison Publications)

Benjamin Wallace
The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine (Crown Publishing)

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