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FT/McKinsey name 15 finalists for Business Book of the Year

August 16, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

This year’s longlist for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award features a number of titles that promise to offer routes away from impending disaster, writes Andrew Hill of the FT.

Hill reports, “FT journalists filtered a record-breaking entry of some 600 books to produce 15 for the panel of judges to read. (A complete interactive list of all longlisted titles since the award began in 2005 can be found here.)

Gregory Zuckerman’s forthcoming A Shot to Save the World is one of a number of instant analyses of the progress of the pandemic entered this year. Zuckerman, shortlisted in 2019 for The Man Who Solved the Market, tracks the business and scientific rivalries between researchers and companies, and the background to their race to create successful coronavirus vaccines.

“Science is also at the heart of The New Climate War, by climatologist Michael Mann. He launches a strong polemic against ‘inactivists’ holding back the essential work to slow and reverse climate change, while also making the case for systemic measures to combat the global problem.

“Taking a quite different angle on the debate about sustainability and globalisation, Maxine Bédat’s Unraveled tells the story of the ‘life and death’ of a pair of jeans, as a way of illustrating the environmental, economic and social pressures building up in the global fashion and garment industry.”

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