Just in time for Christmas I’m lowering the prices of my books! I’m talking less than a buck! This way you won’t break the bank either getting something for yourself or gifting it to a loved one! Below is the Amazon links to the books written under my name and my pen name C J Robb (That’s right, C J Robb is me too!) Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
All My Best,
The Infinite Character of King Arthur: His History and Legend, His Camelot and Avalonby Jill M Roberts
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zaibatsu • \zye-BAHT-soo\ • noun
: a powerful financial and industrial conglomerate of Japan
As owners of a zaibatsu with interests in the insurance and banking industries, the family’s decisions had an undeniable impact on the Japanese economy.
“Cartels have also been fostered by the nation-state: Japan’s zaibatsu conglomerates fueled its empire, and the United States was a hotbed of collusion well into the early 1900s.” — Paul Voosen, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 16, 2013
Did you know? Zaibatsu is a compound formed by the Japanese words zai, meaning “money” or “wealth,” and batsu, meaning “clique” or “clan.” The word refers to one of several large capitalist enterprises that developed in Japan after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and that expanded rapidly during World War I. Each zaibatsu was typically organized around a single family and controlled interests in multiple areas, such as mining, foreign trade, textiles, insurance, and especially banks. While zaibatsus were dissolved during the Allied occupation of Japan following World War II (around the time the word entered English), many of the individual companies that comprised them continued to be managed as they had been, and the term has survived.
Happy 51st birthday, Donna Tartt! The novelist began writing her debut book, The Secret History, when she was a student at Bennington College—it was published to great acclaim when she was 28. Since then, Tartt has published a novel every decade or so. Her most recent, The Goldfinch, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013.