"Nasar…is a superb writer…You can’t help becoming engrossed in [her heroes's] lives." – The Wall Street Journal
"A history of economics which is full of flesh, bloom and warmth ... Deserves a place not only in every economist’s study but also on every serious reader’s bedside table." – The Economist
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.
Sylvia Nasar is a best-selling author, journalist, professor and public speaker.