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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
             

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Paperback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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              3 Sep 20

            THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ... A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mugha...l emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army - what we would now call an act of involuntary privatisation. The East India Company's founding charter authorised it to 'wage war' and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
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            ISBN 9781408864395
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition and Innovation in China
             

            Unlocking the Emperor's Door: Success, Tradition and Innovation in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sheedy, Christopher

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            An exclusive and unprecedented insight into the inner workings of a multinational Chinese business, for every western business leader who wants to enjoy business success in China..

            ISBN 9781473698390
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid
             

            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid (Paperback)

            By Blundell, Sally

            "The history of the founders of Trade Aid, New Zealand couple Vi and Richard Cottrell, who travelled to India to work with Tibetan refugees in the 1970s. It also covers the development of fair trade, the rise of political activism in this country and the establishment of a busine...ss model now respected across the globe ... Traces Trade Aid from its inception as a small idealistic enterprise that aimed to provide market access to the world's poor, to a group of 28 shops throughout New Zealand that has engaged thousands of New Zealanders as staff, volunteers and customers"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877517488
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            China at the Crossroads
              

            China at the Crossroads (Paperback)

            Edited by Harris, Peter

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            "This book is the proceedings of a conference held by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre to discuss the implications of the Chinese Government's Third Plenum Decision for New Zealand"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780864739780
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2014
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Hardback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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            ISBN 9781408864371
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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            ISBN 9781408864388
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
             

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (EPUB ebook)

            By Dalrymple, William

            THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 A FINANCIAL TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY TELEGRAPH, WALL STREET JOURNAL AND TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral u...nderstanding of India ... A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army - what we would now call an act of involuntary privatisation. The East India Company's founding charter authorised it to 'wage war' and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
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            ISBN 9781408864401
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            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Fourth Industrial Revolution
              

            The Fourth Industrial Revolution (EPUB ebook)

            By Schwab, Klaus

            The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our livesWe are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.Characterized by new technologies fusi...ng the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.
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            ISBN 9780241980538
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            Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
            Publisher Penguin
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            No God but Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States

            No God but Gain: The Untold Story of Cuban Slavery, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the United States (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Stephen

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            The decisive role of the illegal slave trade in the making of the United States

            ISBN 9781781689998
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2017
            Publisher Verso Books
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            The Silk Road Trap: How China's Trade Ambitions Challenge Europe

            The Silk Road Trap: How China's Trade Ambitions Challenge Europe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holslag, Jonathan

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            For almost two decades, China has claimed that its expanding economy benefits Europe, stimulating European growth, exports, and employment. But the reality is not so clear-cut. Whilst individual companies may have profited from China s economic rise,unbalanced trade with China ha...s actually cost Europe over 1.
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            ISBN 9781509534692
            Released NZ 29 Jan 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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