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Dean LeBaron has crafted an insightful volume that is part travelogue, part cultural analysis, and part memoir. The resulting book will bring you up-close and personal with the forces that shaped the two great cultures of Russia and China. The text is adorned with vignettes, anecdotes, parables and humor that keep the read as entertaining as it is weighty. getAbstract.com strongly recommends this book to anyone looking to understand two countries that have greatly influenced the last century of human history and will play a central role in the next.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The political, cultural and economic histories of Russia and China;
  • How each country has approached the challenge of moving from a planned to a free-market economy, and
  • The future economic prospects for both countries.
 

About the Authors

Dean LeBaron  founded Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969. He is author of Dean LeBaron's Treasury of Investment Wisdom: 30 Great Investing Minds, and Dean LeBaron's Book of Investment Quotations, both published by Wiley, and Ins and Outs of Institutional Investing, published by Nelson-Hall. Donna Carpenter is an accomplished business writer with several books to her name.

 

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