By Lionel Barber

A number of Financial Times interviews with high-profile figures in enterprise, politics, the humanities, technological know-how and more.

nonfictionFrom movie stars to politicians, tycoons to writers, dissidents to way of life specialists, Lunch with the feet gathers fifty-two attention-grabbing interviews performed on the unforgiving proximity of a cafe table.

The record of people that have participated during this renowned function due to the fact that 1994 reads like a global Who's Who of our instances. Meet the wealthy and well-known, the bizarre and the bright, the courageous and the virtuous, all delivered to you via the monetary Times' worldwide community of columnists and correspondents.

This e-book brings you correct to the desk to determine what you think that of Angela Merkel or Martin Amis, George Soros or Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Angelina Jolie or Jimmy Carter. Meet not only oligarchs and royals, however the co-founder of Apple, the codiscoverer of DNA, the rich person who can pay African presidents to give up, and one of many Arab world's such a lot infamous sons.

each interview is illustrated with a drawing of its topic, making this assortment as visually outstanding because it is enlightening and enjoyable to learn.

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