On the self

November 16, 2014 12:42 AM

The New Cold War: This is the story of how Russia’s wealth was brought to London

The New Cold War
Edward Lucas
Bloomsbury
R399
Pp 352

This is the story of how Russia’s wealth was brought to London—some of it spent by Roman Abramovich on the Chelsea Football Club, some of it spent by Boris Berezovsky in his battles with Vladimir Putin.

Well-Designed
Jon Kolko
Harvard Business Review Press
R1,250
Pp 234

In this practical book, product design expert Jon Kolko demonstrates how conceiving and building successful, emotionally resonant products can help you and your team. The key is empathy.

The Rich
John Kampfner
Hachette
R 599
Pp 454

From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Rich is the history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money.

The Sun That Rose
from the Earth
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
Penguin
R 799, Pp 609

Poets and historical figures ranging from Ghalib, Mirza Jan-e Janan, Budh Singh Qalandar and Mir occupy centrestage in the stories of The Sun that Rose from the Earth, set in north India.

Bloodline Bandra
Godfrey Joseph Pereira
HarperCollins
R350
Pp 258

Bloodline Bandra is a story of love, betrayal, home, homelessness and identity. The story weaves through the tattered lower-middle-class fabric of east Indians and their lives.

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