Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar audiobook

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

By Sylvia Nasar
Read by John Bedford Lloyd and Anne Twomey

Simon & Schuster Audio
20.25 Hours 1
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An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed 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. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands. A New York Times bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of 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. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.  

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A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science & Technology

An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed 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. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.

A New York Times bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of 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. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nasar is a superb writer...The book is a kind of portrait gallery of economic thinkers, each artfully set down in his or her time and place...You can’t help becoming engrossed in their lives.”  Wall Street Journal
“Nasar brilliantly brings to life game-changing economists from Marx to Hayek and from Sidney Webb to Milton Friedman, tracing the evolution of modern economic thinking through the richly detailed stories of the men and woman who reshaped how we think of life’s possibilities...This is an utterly fascinating book on many levels...No lesser mind could have written a book so rich, so compelling, so important, and so much fun.”  Boston Globe
“A fascinating excursion into the economic ideas and personalities that have deposited most of us at a standard of living unparalleled in human history.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“One of the many wonderful things about Nasar’s book is that in it, economic genius isn’t limited to the usual suspects…Even when exploring famous economic minds, Nasar brings out the humanity in the dismal science.” Time
Grand Pursuit is a history of economics which is full of flesh, bloom, and warmth. The author demonstrates that there is far more to economics than Thomas Carlyle’s ‘dismal science’...A wonderful book. Grand Pursuit deserves a place not only in every economist’s study but also on every serious reader’s bedside table.” Economist
“A timely reminder of the importance of the so-called dismal science...Written almost as a novel and aimed at those without a background in economics, the book charts capitalism’s evolution through the eyes of the people who invented it...It is compellingly written, full of detail and vivid anecdotes, and with a refreshing focus on people rather than prices.”  Nation
“Anne Twomey has a reassuring, somewhat husky voice that is well suited to the material, [and]...John Bedford Lloyd has a full, deep voice that...makes the narrative fresh and vital.”   AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sylvia Nasar

Author Bio: Sylvia Nasar

Sylvia Nasar, a former economics correspondent for the New York Times, is the Knight Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 20.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English