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Title for its Times

We’ve dealt with the titling of books in various places on DPP, most broadly here, and with that in mind we’ll take note of catchy, meaningful, and clever titles as they come into view.

We came across this little winner the other day. The book, by Nomi Prins, is titled It Takes a Pillage. It’s subtitle: “Behind the Bailout, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street.” The book came out last September from Wiley. Before picking up a pen, Ms. Prins was a managing director at Goldman Sachs and ran the international analytics group at Bear and Stearns in London. She ought to know her subject. Classy title, both in its side-ways reference to another book, written by another prominent lady, to which this one is a kind of anti-book, thus on the other side of the coin. We’ll keep a lookout for other titles that catch our eyes and frame them here briefly. This one would get, we’d guess, a least four stars for theme, wit, and punch. We haven’t read the book; but this post is about titles after all

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