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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
     

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

by David S. Landes
 

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"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book."—Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review

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"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book."—Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Eric Hobsbawm - Los Angeles Times
“Powerful and lucid.... There are few historians who would not be proud to be the author of this book.”
Douglass C. North - Wall Street Journal
“Mr. Landes writes with verve and gusto.... This is indeed good history.”
J. Bradford DeLong - Washington Post
“You cannot even begin to think about problems of economic development and convergence without knowing the story that Landes tells. ...I know of no better place to start thinking about the wealth and poverty of nations.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
“Truly wonderful. No question that this will establish David Landes as preeminent in his field and in his time.”
Kenneth Arrow
“A picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight... embodied in a light and vigorous prose which carries the reader along irresistibly.”
Robert Solow
“A masterly survey... with verve, broad vision, and a whole series of sharp opinions that he is not shy about stating plainly.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393040173
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
650
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.59(h) x 2.08(d)

Meet the Author

David S. Landes (1924—2013) was professor emeritus at Harvard University and the author of Bankers and Pashas, The Unbound Prometheus, and Revolution in Time.

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