参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2013；2014；2016；2017；2018。 Shelf life The best books this year are about North Korea, Detroit, Nagasaki and being a pilot Politics and current affairs Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence. By Jonathan Haslam. Oxford University Press; 400 pages; £20 A detailed appraisal of how the Soviet Union handled undercover operations from the communist revolution in 1917 until the end of the cold war. The most gripping chapters focus on the chaos that was unleashed by Josef Stalin.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2012；2014；2015；2016；2017；2018。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、小说七类： Politics and current affairs My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau; 464 pages; $28. To be published in Britain by Scribe in February; £20. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, diaries and letters, as well as his own family story, Ari Shavit, a Tel Aviv newspaper columnist mines four generations of history to tease out the conflicts and contradictions in his controversial homeland. A passionate elegy.
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2011；2013；2014；2015；2016；2017；2018。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类： The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…
参考：《经济学家》年度最佳图书：2012；2013；2014；2015；2016；2017；2018。 分为政治、传记、经济、历史、科技、文化、小说、诗歌八类（封面图片链接至 Amazon）： The best books of 2011 were about China, Congo, Afghanistan, Charles Dickens, Vincent van Gogh, the “Flora Delanica”, Jerusalem, Mumbai’s dance bars, quantum physics, sugar, orgasms, blue nights, two moons and other people’s money Politics and current affairs Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. By Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. Princeton University Press; 352 pages; $35 and ￡24.95 Few things will affect our future more than migration. By calculating the how, where and why of future labour shortages, the authors analyse the costs and benefits of human migration.