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Download Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius Audiobook (Unabridged)

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius (Unabridged)
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Format: Unabridged
Release Date: September 2011
Audio Length: 20.25 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (420 ratings)
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In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller 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. It's 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 and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes's disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and 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 to the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative of these discoverers 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 and early death. This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

About the Author: Sylvia Nasar

Sylvia Nasar was born on August 17, 1947 in Rosenheim, Germany. Sylvia Nasar is one of our most featured and respected Bios & Memoirs and Nonfiction authors available on our website. With a total of 3 audiobooks in our collection on, such as A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, A Beautiful Mind and Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, you can enjoy over 43 hours of stories from Nasar. A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash was added to our online catalog in 2001, making it the oldest audiobook we carry from Nasar. The audiobook, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, is the latest of her audiobooks to be added to our collection. Though all of Nasar's Bios & Memoirs audiobooks can be enjoyed by our customers, A Beautiful Mind is the most popular and bestselling audiobook sold on our site. To view the entire collection of 3 audiobooks, please visit her author page on Sylvia Nasar audiobooks.

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