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Lanchester, John

Overview
Works: 38 works in 149 publications in 7 languages and 4,972 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Terminology  Dictionaries  Popular works  Psychological fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6062.A4863, 823.914
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Most widely held works about John Lanchester
 
Most widely held works by John Lanchester
Capital by John Lanchester( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008
How to speak money : what the money people say-- and what it really means by John Lanchester( Book )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the world of finance and economics really works, from the terms and conditions of personal checking accounts to the deliberate concealments of bankers, and explains hundreds of common economic terms
I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester's brilliant survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Whoops! : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's probably a word in German for that feeling you get when you understand something while it's being explained to you but lose hold of the explanation as soon as it stops. A lot of writing about the credit crunch has that effect: you can grasp it while it's going on, and then as soon as it's over, you can no longer remember the difference between a CDO, a CDS, an MBS, and a toasted cheese sandwich. Whoops! is different. It makes it possible for all of us to grasp how we found ourselves in this predicament. What went wrong? In 2000, the total GDP of Earth--the sum total of all the economic activity on the planet--was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Now that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline, with an effect roughly resembling that of putting a car into reverse while doing 70 down a motorway. In Whoops! John Lanchester, whose need to understand is as great as anyone's, travels with a cast of characters including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts and innocent bystanders. All modern financial life is here, from a way to lose money on the property market to the difference between how we behave; some of the chief villains of the piece are mathematical equations. Vivid, funny and full of emotion, Whoops! is a book for all of us who want to understand, in a deep and genuine way, what is happening and why we feel the way we do. The perfect book to have with us as we sit among the wreckage and wonder what to do next."--Jacket
I.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester's survey of the current financial crisis explains how the booming global economy collapsed seemingly overnight
Whoops! why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless banksters, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening with the credit crunch and why we feel the way we do
Family romance a love story by John Lanchester( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir in which the author joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, the author navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun and her adoption of a new identity. The author illuminates their characters and Julia's motives with moving insight
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged man is fired from his job, and his whole life is cast into doubt as he walks the streets of London, trying to cope with this disaster
How to speak money : what the money people say--and what it really means by John Lanchester( Recording )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lanchester shows how the world of finance and economics really works--from the terms and conditions of a personal checking account to the evasions of bankers appearing in front of Congress. He reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization and securitization to collateralized debt obligation
Food, the vital stuff( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da zhai shi dai by John Lanchester( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we talk about when we talk about the tube : the District line by John Lanchester( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familieromance : een liefdesgeschiedenis by John Lanchester( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas van de Britse schrijver (1962- ) over zijn ouders
¡Huy! : por qué todo el mundo debe a todo el mundo y nadie puede pagar by John Lanchester( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunque el autor es conocido del público lector español gracias a varias novelas, en este libro describe, para el lector no especializado, la crisis económica mundial del capitalismo del final de esta primera década del siglo XXI. Con gran conocimiento del tema, soltura estilística y ácida ironía, nos va explicando cómo funcionó esta economía de la pura especulación. Es interesante el papel que tuvieron en la crisis los cálculos demencialmente equivocados que los matemáticos financieros realizaron acerca del riesgo. Otro factor primordial de la crisis fue la dejación de la función reguladora por parte de las instituciones oficiales que representan los intereses de los contribuyentes, quienes serán los que pagarán la factura del desastre. Finalmente, encontramos la apelación económica y ética a la idea de respetar el concepto de "suficiente" y de poner los límites al afán de posesión para construir una economía sostenible y satisfactoria para la humanidad en su conjunto
Die Lust und ihr Preis : Aufzeichnungen eines reisenden Gentleman by John Lanchester( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El puerto de los aromas by John Lanchester( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital by John Lanchester( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008
Warum jeder jedem etwas schuldet und keiner jemals etwas zurückzahlt : die bizarre Geschichte der Finanzen by John Lanchester( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unterhaltsam und verständlich entwirrt der Autor jedem Laien, warum die Finanzwelt und die globale Welt seit Jahren erschüttert werden und die Ursachen noch immer nicht behoben sind. Der Sündenfall begann, als Finanzjongleure die Tatsache verschleierten, dass jedes finanzielle Abenteuer irgendwann von irgendjemandem bezahlt werden muss. Dabei macht er aus seiner sehr britischen Euroskepsis keinen Hehl und umreißt Vorschläge, wie eine politische Einigung Europas gelingen und Europa stärken könnte, um die Finanzkrise gemeinsam zu überwinden.>>Gestern<<, so heißt ein sarkastischer Witz,>>standen wir vor dem Abgrund. Heute sind wir einen Schritt weiter.<<Dazu will es John Lanchester nicht kommen lassen - er plädiert dafür, einen Schritt zurückzutreten und entschlossen zu handeln, um nicht alles, was seit dem Fall der Mauer erreicht wurde, verloren gehen zu lassen
The debt to pleasure : a novel by John Lanchester( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A worldly Englishman describes his life, his travels, the people he met, his intellectual and culinary pursuits, interspersing his account with witty observations. By the end of the book you get quite a jolt to discover all this time he was murdering
Fragrant Harbor by John Lanchester( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Polish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, a young Englishmn named Tom Stewart heads to Hong Kong in search of adventure
 
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I.O.U. : why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay
Alternative Names
John Lanchester angielski pisarz

John Lanchester britischer Schriftsteller

John Lanchester Brits journalist

John Lanchester écrivain britannique

Lanchester, John

Lanchester, John, 1962-

Lenčesters, Džons

Джон Ланчестър

לנצ׳סטר, ג׳ון

ランチェスター, ジョン

約翰·蘭徹斯特

Languages
English (94)

Spanish (13)

German (10)

Chinese (5)

Dutch (3)

Polish (1)

Russian (1)

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Whoops! : why everyone owes everyone and no one can payI.O.U. why everyone owes everyone and no one can payFood, the vital stuffEl puerto de los aromasThe debt to pleasure : a novel