An excellent reference text that looks at philosophers and their ideas from pre-Socratic era to the early twentieth century. This book was on of the main pieces of work that led to Russell winning the Nobel prize for Literature in 1950.
Economics is suppose to predict and prevent crises, which it has failed to do, while the rich keep getting richer in midst of extreme poverty. Kate Raworth, an Oxford academic, has identified seven critical ways in which current economics isn’t working and has a roadmap to get it where it should be, a doughnut shaped one. On the way she unravels the ‘rational economic man’ and tells us what our motivation is.
Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr famous for being the wives of Henry VIII and the way their lives ended. Their story shows that it wasn’t just the King who had a feisty personality but they too were strong and intelligent despite the limitations that were put on them for being women.
Famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo suffered a terrible accident which crippled her as she was growing up during the Mexican Revolution, and in order to remain still she started to paint. A moving life story of an amazing artist whose personal life and political leanings were not dull.