Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius


By (author) Sylvia Nasar

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 557 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 28mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0684872994
  • ISBN 13: 9780684872995
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 118,653

Product description

A" New York Times "bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of "A Beautiful Mind "takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. "Grand Pursuit "is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.

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Author information

Sylvia Nasar is the author of the bestselling "A Beautiful Mind, "which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. She is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Review quote

"Nasar is a superb writer. . . . The book is a kind of portrait gallery of economic thinkers, each artfully set down in his or her time and place. . . . You can't help becoming engrossed in their lives."--James Grant, "The Wall Street Journal"