The Reckoning

Written By Jacob Soll
The Reckoning
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 29 April 2014
  • ISBN : 0465036635
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Reckoning written by Jacob Soll which was release on 29 April 2014, this book published by Hachette UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Whether building a road or fighting a war, leaders from ancient Mesopotamia to the present have relied on financial accounting to track their state's assets and guide its policies. Basic accounting tools such as auditing and double-entry bookkeeping form the basis of modern capitalism and the nation-state. Yet our appreciation for accounting and its formative role throughout history remains minimal at best-and we remain ignorant at our peril. The 2008 financial crisis is only the most recent example of how poor or risky practices can shake, and even bring down, entire societies. In The Reckoning, historian and MacArthur "Genius" Award-winner Jacob Soll presents a sweeping history of accounting, drawing on a wealth of examples from over a millennia of human history to reveal how accounting has shaped kingdoms, empires, and entire civilizations. The Medici family of 15th century Florence used the double-entry method to win the loyalty of their clients, but eventually began to misrepresent their accounts, ultimately contributing to the economic decline of the Florentine state itself. In the 17th and 18th centuries, European rulers shunned honest accounting, understanding that accurate bookkeeping would constrain their spending and throw their legitimacy into question. And in fact, when King Louis XVI's director of finances published the crown's accounts in 1781, his revelations provoked a public outcry that helped to fuel the French Revolution. When transparent accounting finally took hold in the 19th Century, the practice helped England establish a global empire. But both inept and willfully misused accounting persist, as the catastrophic Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 have made all too clear. A masterwork of economic and political history, and a radically new perspective on the recent past, The Reckoning compels us to see how accounting is an essential instrument of great institutions and nations-and one that, in our increasingly transparent and interconnected world, has never been more vital.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Jacob Soll
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : Whether building a road or fighting a war, leaders from ancient Mesopotamia to the present have relied on financial accounting to track their state's assets and guide its policies. Basic accounting tools such as auditing and double-entry bookkeeping form the basis of modern capitalism and the nation-state. Yet our appreciation ...

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : #1 bestselling author John Grisham’s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. “A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga…The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.” —USA Today ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Charles Nicholl
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-15
  • Total pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady. Nicholls penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal a complex story of entrapment and betrayal. Winner of the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for a nonfiction thriller....

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  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : 'Yrsa is a magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat? Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who ...

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : In a tiny bayou town with far too many wicked secrets, the sudden disappearance of a six-year-old girl is a mystery Sheriff Holt Chamberlain is determined to solve. But teaming up with Alexandria Bastin is a complication he didn't expect. Nor is he prepared to collide with the dark side ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Peter Bodo
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-13
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : A reunion in the wilderness between a roughneck father and his estranged son takes a dangerous turn. Billy Underwood hasn't seen his father for most of his life, until the hardscrabble Clay Underwood shows up and whisks the puzzled boy away, bent on taking him on an autumn elk hunt ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Sue Walker
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : It was on a beautiful morning in June 1973 that eleven-year-old Miller McAllister’s world fell apart ... That was the weekend that police found the remains of three missing teenage girls on the tiny Scottish island of Fidra. And that was the weekend that Miller’s father, Douglas, was arrested for ...

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  • Author : Kabir Tambar
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-16
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority communities and the politics of pluralism continue to ignite explosive debate. The Reckoning of Pluralism centers on the case of Turkey's Alevi ...

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  • Author : Michelle Hodkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : In this sequel to The Becoming of Noah Shaw, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled, and old alliances are forged. Noah’s reckoning is here. Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices. ...

The Reckoning of Boston Jim

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  • Author : Claire Mulligan
  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : The colony of British Columbia, 1863. Boston Jim Milroy, a lone trapper and trader with an eidetic memory and a tragic unreckoned past, has become obsessed with reciprocating a seemingly minor kindness from the loquacious Dora Hume, a settler in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island. Dora's kindness and her life ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Kelley Armstrong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : The gripping finale to the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy! In the end, there's always a reckoning. Chloe Saunders's life is not what you would call normal. First of all, she can't figure out how she feels about a certain antisocial werewolf or his charming brother—who just ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Connie Laux
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release Date : 1995-12-21
  • Total pages : 195
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Summary : Working at Pine Lake Park despite their fear of the local curse of the blood moon, Kate and her best friend Al find their nightmares coming true when a young man is killed just before the arrival of the evil magician Max Kettering. Original....

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
  • Author : Mae Howley Barry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Bede The Reckoning of Time

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  • Author : Saint Bede (the Venerable),Faith Wallis
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Total pages : 479
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Summary : From the patristic age until the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, computus -- the science of time reckoning and art of calendar construction -- was a matter of intense concern. Bede's The Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione) was the first comprehensive treatise on this subject and the model and reference ...

The Reckoning

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  • Author : Jane Casey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-21
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0465036635
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Summary : To the public, he's a hero: a killer who targets convicted paedophiles. Two men are dead already - tortured to death. Even the police don't regard the cases as a priority. Most feel that two dead paedophiles is a step in the right direction. But to DC Maeve Kerrigan, no ...