December 12, 2007
News & Opinion: Books From the Staff at The Economist
*Martine Franck by Louise Baring *Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future by Iain Carson & Vijay Vaitheeswaran *Guide to Hedge Funds: What They Are, What They Do, Their Risks, Their Advantages by Philip Coggan (not being released until 2008) *Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling by Richard Hopton (not yet released in the U.S.) *Young Wisden: A New Fan's Guide to Cricket by Tim de Lisle (not yet released in the U.S.) *Doing Business in China: How to Profit in the World's Fastest Growing Market by Ted Plafker *Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul by Michael Reid *The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver *Being Shelley: The Poet's Search for Himself by Ann Wroe *Holy Land, Unholy War by Anton La Guardia (this is the updated edition of a book first published in 2001, which I believe was published in the U.S. as War Without End)
That's a pretty impressive list of books for one magazine staff to create in a year. I've read Zoom and Doing in Business in China, and would recommend them both. I'm even thinking of getting one or two of the others as Christmas gifts... Christmas gifts I may very well give to myself.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.