Messrs Reed and Folsom offer us a delightful body of essays, about assorted historical and economics topics, from a Liberty-focused approach. Both men challenge the status-quo thinking, of certain historical events, and offer thoughtful arguments for a laissez-faire approach.
The book is easy-to-read whether you have 5 minutes or five hours. Each chapter is an essay so this book can be picked up or cast aside at will. It makes for reading on a commuter train, a flight, or when you need something good to read on the fly. There is absolutely no reason this book could not be used as a textbook as well. It's format is designed for a semester of classes, discussing the essays in detail
My dog-eared copy has notes in the margins, questions the essays beget, and discussion points with my friends.