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A Splendid Exchange

Bernstein, William


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AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'Timely and readable . . . The strength of Mr Bernstein's book is the analytical rigour that overlays the rollicking history.' EconomistA Splendid Exchange tells the epic story of global commerce, from its prehistoric origins to the myriad crises confronting it today. It travels from the sugar rush that brought the British to Jamaica in the seventeenth century to our current debates over globalization, from the silk route between China and Rome in the second century to the rise and fall of the Portuguese monopoly in spices in the sixteenth. Throughout, William Bernstein examines how our age-old dependency on trade has contributed to our planet's agricultural bounty, stimulated intellectual and industrial progress and made us both prosperous and vulnerable.'Entertaining and greatly enlightening . . . Bernstein is a fine writer and knows how to tell a great story well. And he has many in this book.' John Steele Gordon, Scotland on Sunday'A highly entertaining read' Hugh Carnegy, Financial Times'A vividly written, brilliantly original history of trade, the first for a generation: A Splendid Exchange is a splendid book.' New York Times'Graceful and insightful . . . The chronological range of Bernstein's book is staggering. Paul Kennedy, Foreign Affairs Softcover. English. Atlantic Books. 2009. ISBN: 9781843548034. 464pp. Good condition in softcover. Book No: 49006


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A Splendid Exchange

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