Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pg. 99: Bill Emmott's "Rivals"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade by Bill Emmott.

About the book, from the publisher:
The former editor in chief of the Economist returns to the territory of his bestselling book The Sun Also Sets to lay out an entirely fresh analysis of the growing rivalry between China, India, and Japan and what it will mean for America, the global economy, and the twenty-first-century world.

Though books such as The World Is Flat and China Shakes the World consider them only as individual actors, Emmott argues that these three political and economic giants are closely intertwined by their fierce competition for influence, markets, resources, and strategic advantage. Rivals explains and explores the ways in which this sometimes bitter rivalry will play out over the next decade—in business, global politics, military competition, and the environment—and reveals the efforts of the United States to manipulate and benefit from this rivalry. Identifying the biggest risks born of these struggles, Rivals also outlines the ways these risks can and should be managed by all of us.
Among the early acclaim for Rivals:
"Rivals is remarkable for the clarity of its economic and historical analysis and the cogency of its arguments."
--Victor Mallet, Financial Times

"[A] striking new book.... Rivals is clever and concise."
--Michael Sheridan, The Sunday Times

"[Emmott] combines solid economic and political analysis with entertaining personal accounts to discuss three countries in the center of the phenomenon. Emmott paints richly detailed portraits of China, India and Japan, examining the global implications of their growing rivalry while remaining attentive to issues that extend beyond the region, such as the environment and nuclear weapons proliferation.... The true strength of the book lies in Emmott’s ability to guide the reader through the intricate—often fraught—relationships between these countries without losing focus. Particularly welcome is his ability to discuss potential trouble spots in the region without degenerating into alarmism. This serious and stimulating book will be indispensable to anyone interested in where these countries are headed—and where they might take us."
--Publishers Weekly
Read an excerpt from Rivals, and learn more about the author and his work at Bill Emmott's website.

The Page 99 Test: Rivals.

--Marshal Zeringue