Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
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Book
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1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
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9780684872988 (hbk.), 0684872986 (hbk.), 9780684872995 (pbk.), 0684872994 (pbk.), 9781439198612 (ebook), 1439198616 (ebook)
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Auburn Public Library - NF BrowsingNF 330.1 NASARAvailable
Dudley Pearle L Crawford Memorial Library - Nonfiction330.15 NAS 2011Available
Harvard Public Library - Nonfiction330.15 NasarAvailable
Holyoke Public Library - 4th FloorHC N17gAvailable
Monson Free Library - Nonfiction330.15 NASAR GraAvailable
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical Desc
xv, 558 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780684872988 (hbk.), 0684872986 (hbk.), 9780684872995 (pbk.), 0684872994 (pbk.), 9781439198612 (ebook), 1439198616 (ebook)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-526) and index.
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The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery.

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