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A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World
(Princeton Economic History of the Western World) by Gregory Clark (Hardcover - Jul 24, 2007). Princeton University Press (July 24, 2007).

Clark's idea-rich book may just prove to be the next blockbuster in economics. He offers us a daring story of the economic foundations of good institutions and the climb out of recurring poverty. Information 

Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism by Richard C. Longworth (Hardcover - Dec 26, 2007). Bloomsbury USA (December 26, 2007).
Ex–Chicago Tribune correspondent Longworth (Global Squeeze) paints a bleak, evocative portrait of the Midwest's losing struggle with foreign competition and capitalist gigantism. Information  

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor (Paperback - Jun 5, 2000). Plume (June 5, 2000).
"The longest bull market in history" is a term that gets used a lot these days. Since 1990, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen some 8,000 points, from around 2,700 in January 1990 to nearly 11,000 today--a boom by anyone's standards, including Edward Chancellor's. In Devil Take the Hindmost, Chancellor takes an entertaining, albeit sobering, look at the history of speculative manias and the mass delusion that surrounds them. Information 

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MacKay (Paperback - Aug 1, 2008). Wilder Publications (August 1, 2008).
Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies--only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? Information 

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century by Jeffry A. Frieden (Paperback - April 2, 2007). W. W. Norton (April 2, 2007).
Frieden, an academic, traces the history of globalization from the late 1800s to the present, telling us, "Global economy and culture form a nearly seamless web in which the national boundaries are increasingly irrelevant to trade, investment, finance and other economic activity. Information 

History of the American Economy with Economic Applications by Gary M. Walton and Hugh Rockoff (Hardcover - May 3, 2004). South-Western College Pub; 10 edition (May 3, 2004).
One of the first U.S. economic history books on the market, this classic text ties America’s past to the economic policies and debates of today and beyond. Presenting economic events chronologically for ease of understanding and to provide continuity, the authors equip students with a firm foundation in the evolution of American economic history. Information  

Managerial Economics & Business Strategy by Michael Baye (Hardcover - Oct 9, 2007). McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 6 edition (October 9, 2007).
Baye is known for his real-world examples, frontier research, inclusion of modern topics not found in other managerial books, as well as balanced coverage of traditional and modern microeconomic tools. The Sixth Edition retains all of these signature features, and it includes a number of new class-tested features. Information  

The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi (Paperback - Mar 28, 2001). Beacon Press; 1 edition (March 28, 2001).
One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century. Information  

The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm by Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr (Hardcover - Aug 31, 2007). Wiley (August 31, 2007).
Though business professors Bruner and Carr approach their subject, the spectacular financial crisis that gave America the FDIC and the Federal Reserve, with grave pedantry, they devote the majority of the book to the more colorful events and personalities of the crisis, which even academic prose cannot dull. Information  

The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida (Paperback - Dec 23, 2003). Basic Books (December 23, 2003).
Florida, an academic whose field is regional economic development, explains the rise of a new social class that he labels the creative class. Members include scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists, and entertainers. Information 


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