Jorg Guido Hulsmann, professor of economics at the University of Paris (Angers), tells the full story of his dramatic and inspiring life and contributions – and in the course of it, provides not only a reconstruction of the history of the Austrian School of economics of which Mises was the leading expositor, and not only of the entire history of economic thought on the Continent and the United States, but also of the political and intellectual history of the 20th century.
Virtually everything in this book is new, a result of ten years of combing archives in five countries but of an unprecedented access to the voluminous Mises’s papers and to those of Mises’s colleagues, written by an author who himself is a master of the discipline and all the languages involved (German, English, and French). And though the book is huge (1,200 pages) it reads like a great novel, with a fast pace and high drama.
As an economist, I have to admit that the revolution in economic and social thinking that Von Mises has set into motion based on his remarquable theories that evolved during a... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon-Kunde
The best intellectual biography ever written. The story of Mises is a heroic and inspiring one. An intellectual giant who created the equivalent of a unified field theory for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jan Bardium
A very good biography of a great classical liberal. If you are not a classical liberal, please read this book and learn about a great man. If you are a CL or lean that way... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Max Bville
One can be inspired to resist the seemingly unstoppable tide of government interventionism and coercion by developing an understanding of Misesian economics. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hunter Hastings
Wonderful book I've been waiting ~50 years for. Thank you to Jorg Guido Huismann! Very well written. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Geiger
Nice book for all interested in development of liberal ideas during 20th century.Published 13 months ago by Vyacheslav Voronchuk
Everybody who is interested in Great Mises's life, environment and historical background of formation of his ideas would enjoy the book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pessakh Eugene Mayburd
This is a book that is a must if you want to know the history behind todays socialist movement. This is a through understanding of the intellectual battle and argument against the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Thomas O. Zahay
first class book. you will find everything on the topic. If you wish to enter the liberalism thinking, better to begin with this bookPublished on January 9, 2013 by Amazon Customer