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Chasing Mammon

Money as a weapon. Money as revenge. Money as a substitute for sex and love. Money as status ... This intriguing and extraordinarily well-written book is cheering for those of us who aren't rich, and will go happily to our graves without ever pulling down GBP300,000 per annum' Simon Hoggart, LITERARY REVIEW'How we chase Mammon defines us. Because, like it or not, we are what we earn,' CHASING MAMMON is the first travel book ever written about the uses of money and the attitudes of the wheelers and dealers in the international marketplace. Douglas Kennedy spent a year loitering with intent in six very disparate financial realms, including the Casablanca bourse (where stocks and bonds are listed on a blackboard), the squeaky-clean Singapore money markets, the Sydney futures market and the first Hungarian stock exchange to open since 1948. From the 'New Age' City folk in London, unsure whether greed really is good for you, to the tireless toilers of Wall Street, Knnedy's encounters with money-makers around the globe make for an exhilarating and quirkily original journey through the modern cash nexus.
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* Travels through money-making areas of the world.

About the Author

Douglas Kennedy is the author of THE BIG PICTURE, THE DEAD HEART (now being filmed by the makers of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT) THE JOB and two travel books, BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS, IN GOD'S COUNTRY. Born in New York City in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.


'A sparkling international excursion along the route of all evil' Lloyd Grossman, SUNDAY TIMES 'A series of strangely poignant life-accounts from those who wait at the banquet but do not sit at the feast' NEW STATESMAN AND SOCIETY 'A travel writer of witty talent and originality, who steers a risky but well-plotted course away from the obvioius .. a timely and engaging book' DUBLIN SUNDAY TRIBUNE 'Fascinating and funny' TODAY 'Lively and quick-witted' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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