A Splendid Exchange : How Trade Shaped the World
2008. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w. This copy presents as brand new.
'A Splendid Exchange' sets out to establish just what drove early man to trade & to examine its profound influence on the world we know today. William Bernstein goes on to suggest that an anlysis of one of the globe's most ancient forms of communication might teach us about how to avoid seemingly new anxieties.
Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2008.
"'Bernstein illuminates modern debates in a sweeping history of international trade, weaving skillfully between rollicking adventures and scholarship... A story of our irrepressible urge to exchange goods, which in turn fostered exchanges of art, science, and ideas.' Pietra Rivoli, author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy * 'Bernstein's powerful book demonstrates that trade is a fascinating, pervasive, and often dominant factor in human history... Economics, sociology, military strategy, and even health care are here, as well as a striking group of vivid personalities. The book is not just essential reading; it is fun all the way.' Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods and Wedding of the Waters"
William J. Bernstein is an American financial theorist, known for pioneering research in the field of Modern Portfolio Theory. He has published three books including The Birth of Plenty, which was published in 2004 to critical acclaim.