A ball of hot money rolls around the world. It seeks anonymity and political refuge. It dodges taxes and sidesteps currency controls. It rolls through offshore shell companies and secret bank accounts, phoney charities and fraudulent religious foundations. It is kept rolling by white-collar criminals, gun-runners, drug dealers, insurgent groups, scam artists, tax evaders, gold and gem smugglers, and, not least, secret service agents plotting coups and financing revolutions. R.T. Naylor explains the origins of this pool of hot and homeless money, its origins, its uses and abuses, how the world of high finance, corporate and governmental, became hostage to it, and the price the world is paying and will continue to pay until the hostages are released.This book was one of the first, and remains the most comprehensive, to dissect the world of offshore finance, capital flight, money laundering, and tax evasion. Once a subject of concern principally to tax authorities and finance ministries, since the September 11, 2001 hot and homeless money has now become a central preoccupation for police forces and intelligence services around the world.₵60.00Quick View
Age Range: 6 – 15 years
This book teaches children the history of some ancient Ghanaian Kings and Queens. Agokoli of the Ewes, Osei Tutu I of the Asante, Dode Akaibi of the Ga and Ndewura Jakpa of the Gonja are some of the royals featured here.
A long, long time ago, various kings and queens ruled over the peoples in the areas of West Africa that became the Gold Coast when Europeans came and colonised them. These kings and queens were famous among their own and other tribes. Often, the kings and queens that were infamous for being cruel were the ones whose stories traveled widest.
Some were famous for being fearless warriors who, at the slightest excuse, fought wars with their neighbours and expanded their territories. Others were famous because they liked to behead their opponents. Some others were famous because they had a union which was ‘magically’ created in which every subject was his brother’s keeper. These kings and queens were all famous for one reason or the other.
All in all, we have a rich culture of royalty in Ghana. This book will take you on a trip through our royal history and will teach you lessons of bravery, honour, honesty and brotherhood.₵25.00Quick View
This book is about discovering and accomplishing your reason for being, your raison d’etre. Have you ever stopped for a moment to consciously think about these critical questions relating to your very existence:
- Who you truly are
- Where you have come from
- Where you are going, and
- How to get to your destination?
In other words, have you considered the reason for your being, your life purpose beyond the routine of working so hard just to satisfy the basic needs of life? Surely, there’s more to life than just being alive. What are your life-long aspirations and what steps are you taking to achieve your aspirations and attain fulfilment and self-actualisation?
Total IMAGE — Total Makeover is a must-have Life Skills and Personal Development Toolkit as you embark on this soul-searching pilgrimage from self-discovery to self-actualisation. This book equips you with tested biblical and scientifically-validated principles, skills and tools for self-introspection, to make the right choices and decisions and be that winner God created you to be.₵50.00₵50.00Quick View
Colonel Sanders, Elvis, Mickey Mouse, and Jack Daniels have been enthusiastically embraced by Japanese consumers in recent decades. But rather than simply imitate or borrow from the West, the Japanese reinterpret and transform Western products and practices to suit their culture. This entertaining and enlightening book shows how in the process of domesticating foreign goods and customs, the Japanese have created a culture in which once-exotic practices (such as ballroom dancing) have become familiar, and once- familiar practices (such as public bathing) have become exotic.
Written by scholars from anthropology, sociology, and the humanities, the book ranges from analyses of Tokyo Disneyland and the Japanese passion for the Argentinean tango to discussions of Japanese haute couture and the search for an authentic nouvelle cuisine japonaise. These topics are approached from a variety of perspectives, with explorations of the interrelations of culture, ideology, and national identity and analyses of the roles that gender, class, generational, and regional differences play in the patterning of Japanese consumption. The result is a fascinating look at a dynamic society that is at once like and unlike our own.₵60.00Quick View
Teen author, Adom Appiah motivates children to take positive actions. The book is based on Appiah’s bestselling book, Kids Can Change the World where he shares a 12 step process and motivational stories on how kids can turn their passion into progress
Middle schooler Adom Appiah shares a 12 step process and motivational stories on how kids can turn their passion into progress.
In a team that included some famously heavy drinkers, and players who did not always set the highest standards in their behaviour, Dennis Bergkamp arrived at Arsenal and soon everything changed. Along with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira, he provided an inspirational cutting edge to the Gunners’ play and set them on the way to becoming one of the most formidable sides in the world, winning trophy after trophy. In 2003-04, Arsenal were quite literally unbeatable in the league.
Now, with unique insight and eloquent recall, Bergkamp reveals how it was done and explains his footballing philosophy – a way of playing that has been handed down from Cruyff and the era of Dutch ‘Total Football’ via Arsene Wenger and on today to Pep Guardiola. But, now at Ajax, he is part of a team that is working to create a way of playing football that could take the game on to a whole new level. Whether you want to relive the glories of his past, or share his vision of the future, once you have read this book you will never see Bergkamp or football in the same way again.₵85.00Quick View
When Jose Mourinho realised as a teenager that he was never going to be a great player, he decided he was going to become the best coach in the world. From translator and assistant to Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona, to Champions League-winning manager at Porto and on to turning Chelsea into one of Europe`s most successful clubs, followed by Champions League victory at Inter-Milan, and now manager of Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho`s ascent has been rapid. Backed by Abramovich`s billions, Mourinho weeded out those not fully committed to his methods, made several astute signings and improved the performances of many Chelsea stars. The result: in his first season in 2005, Chelsea won both the Premier League title and the Carling Cup, followed by another title the following season. Mourinho then left for Inter-Milan where he delivered a treble in his second season in charge, and is now tasked with bringing Real Madrid`s `Galacticos` the silverware they crave. Further Anatomy of a Winner is an intelligent, analytical and now fully updated account of the life and psychology of one of the greatest football managers₵85.00Quick View
The long-awaited autobiography of Howard Webb, the man who refereed the World Cup final. Webb’s first game as a match official came when he was just 18 and his father’s verdict was blunt: ‘Useless – he doesn’t know his arse from his elbow.’ It wasn’t the last time his performance would come under fire. But Webb progressed through the ranks, and his natural calm authority made a good impression on players and administrators alike, and soon he was being offered the top matches and the toughest fixtures. The policeman went on to take charge of some of the most important games, including the 2009 FA Cup final, the 2010 Champions League final and – the biggest of the lot – the 2010 World Cup final. Now, in this superb and frank memoir, Howard Webb reveals what it is like to be at the heart of the action in modern-day football where every decision can be unpicked by television cameras. He explains how he learned to handle some of the game’s superstars. Refereeing is a hard business, but Webb shows just why he enjoyed it so much and provides fascinating insights into how he dealt with the most challenging situations. With his unique perspective, and the characteristic honesty and humour he has displayed as a pundit on BT Sport, Webb has written a book that reveals the game – and the man himself – in a new light. ‘Genuinely fascinating insight into the difficulties of officiating in the modern game, and Webb’s frankness and self-deprecation are to be commended’ When Saturday Comes₵85.00₵85.00Quick View