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Ms. Nasar writes extremely well, and I found the entire book engrossing.
The author has not made even the slightest attempt to describe the basic economic ideas of the economists presented in the book.
Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, in Grand Pursuit provides us a wide ranging history of modern economic thought.
There are some beautifully written, informative chapters in this book: the introduction, the chapter on Marshall and the chapter on the Webbs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by algo41
I have no background in economics. I cannot think of anything "drier" than a history of economics. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bruce Oksol
What I'm about to say here may sound nit-picky, but I really don't think so.
Sylvia Nasar's main point in writing this book is to say that the history of human... Read more
This audio unabridged edition consists of 16 CD's and the history spans 200 years.
The writer Sylvia Nasar keeps you wanting more, so the audio is not boring but not for... Read more
After Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind, I so much looked forward to reading Grand Pursuit. The subtitle, The Story of Economic Genius, held the promise of unraveling the great... Read morePublished 13 months ago by David MacCallum
Provides a lot of good insights on the people behind the theories and how their environment helped shaped their thinking.Published 13 months ago by Alicia A. Qua Hiansen
A great introduction and overview of who contributed what to economic theory. I'll read Keynes and Hayek and Robinson and others with more understanding now.Published 14 months ago by John Gillies Hawley
By opening the tale of economics with Charles Dickens, Prof. Nassar immediately sets the tone of this unorthodox history. Read morePublished 14 months ago by GDR