• The Rich

  • From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History
  • By: John Kampfner
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-02-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Rich is the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money.
Starting with Ancient Egypt and Greece and culminating with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, it compares and contrasts the rich and powerful down the ages and around the world. What unites them? Have the same instincts of entrepreneurship, ambition, vanity, greed, and philanthropy applied throughout?
As contemporary politicians, economists, and the public wrestle with the inequities of our time - the parallel world inhabited by the ultra-wealthy at a time of broader hardship - it is salutary to look to history for explanations. This book synthesises thousands of years of human behaviour and asks the question: Is the development of the globalised super-rich over the past 20 years anything new?
©2014 John Kampfner (P)2014 Hachette Audio UK
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3 out of 5 stars
By Ivan on 03-01-15

Ok

Narrator sounds like a machine except dodgy American accent attempts. Bbbbbbbbbb bn b n bn bn bn n bn n. Bn

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