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Three factors came together to make it essential this year: the 50th anniversary of the book, the discovery that changes and omissions in the 1963 and 1966 editions were more extensive and deleterious than had previously been known, and the unearthing of archives at Yale University and Grove City College that were used in the preparation of the introduction.
We spared no expense with this book, using the finest binding, paper, and printing available. Everyone who has purchased it has been astonished at its quality and sheer beauty. At last, with this Scholar's Edition, the master's great work is restored for the ages.
Murray N. Rothbard had it right when he said of the 1949 edition: "Every once in a while the human race pauses in the job of botching its affairs and redeems itself by producing a noble work of the intellect.... To state that Human Action is a must' book is a great understatement. This is the economic bible for the civilized man."
The Scholar's Edition is printed on stunning, pure white, acid-free Finch Fine 50 lb. paper; carefully set in the reading and beautiful Janson typeface, including the 1954 index, the most comprehensive ever done; covered in spectacular dark azure Odyssey cloth from Prague, the finest natural-finish, moisture-resistance book fabric in the world; secured by the finest caliper Binders board; protected by an impressive slipcase from the famous Old Dominion company; graced with antique-soapstone endpapers from Ecologic Fibers; casebound with the strongest Smyth-sewn signatures; fitted at head and foot with silken endbands, thick wrapped for durability; complemented with a double-faced, satin-finish ribbon marker; stamped with brilliant, non-tarnishing gold foil from Japan's Nakai International; and produced at R.R. Donnelly's famed Crawfordsville Bindery, where's America's finest books are assembled.
All told, The Scholar's Edition is ready for a lifetime or two of use. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book to open you mind and vocabulary. It will make you think of economics and the human world in a new way. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Invario
Interesting and challenging. I intend to reread it to get my head around it.Published 3 months ago by OKronin
I'm about 6 chapters in and I have to say that I've never read anything as expertly worded and persuasively argued as what I've read so far in Human Action. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ray
Mises is by far a genius in a great view for economics in terms of Human Action. By far this theory has gone above and beyond to explain economic actions as well as sociological... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hyun Suh
In Human Action, you find Ludwig von Mises at the peak of his powers. From his demolition of socialism due to the impossibility of managing production without a price structure, to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alexander P. Macris
What else an be said about a classic, I am in no position to critique the writing of the master work from Mises. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Kirk