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Glitter & Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel

Every once in a while we like to recommend some good books that may not always be on topic – but heck – live on the edge!

Janine Roberts

The Disinformation Company ISBN: 0-9713942-9-6 384 pages

This is a 15-year in the making treatise on the diamond industry and how effective the DeBeers Cartel has been at keeping the price of a common stone artificially high.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond

W. W. Norton & Company ISBN: 0-393-03891-2 480 pages $27.50

http://www.wwnorton.com/ 1-800-233-4830

This Pulitzer Prize winning book is an exhaustive look at how people and societies came to be where they are, and what components and societal tendencies lead to their success or failure.

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability

Amy Chua

Doubleday ISBN: 0-385-50302-4 256 pages $26.00

http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/

Chua challenges the belief that exporting free markets and democracy to developing countries will increase worldwide peace and prosperity. Since wealth tends not to be spread evenly, “market-dominant minorities,” become targets of hatred, and ethnic violence and social instability follow. Individual

countries can be viewed as dominant minorities, thus explaining the view of much of the developing world toward the U.S.

All You Need Is Love, and Other Lies about Marriage

John W. Jacobs, M.D.

HarperCollins ISBN: 0060509309 272 pages $24.95

http://www.harpercollins.com/

Divorce can be one of the most traumatic – and costly – of life events, which makes it a concern for this journal, and for our readers. This book examines some of the stressors unique to marriage in our era.

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