- Paperback: 912 pages
- Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub; 1 Ed edition (March 14, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185898775X
- ISBN-13: 978-1858987750
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,785,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Soaring Eagle: Alfred Marshall 1842-1924 1 Ed Edition
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Groenewegen's magnificent biography of Alfred Marshall provides a veritable mountain of detailed evidence on the development and contributions of a remarkable and complex human being during his long life. Groenewegen has left no stone unturned that might conceal the remotest detail of Marshall's background and like. The book will unquestionably be the standard source for any future scholars of the economist whose Principles of Economics dominated the teaching of pricer theory from its first publication in 1890 until well into the 19th century. --Bolletino del CIRT
Groenewegen's exhaustive, judicious and scholarly account of Marshall's life and times has been worth the wait. Groenewegen has produced a biography which demonstrates deep learning perceptiveness of interpretation and scrupulous bibliographical accuracy. He has presented a rounded and sensitive picture of the complex amalgam of traits and behaviours that characterised Marshall. --Mark Donoghue, Review of Political Economy
Groenewegen's prose is gripping yet lucid and analytical. Without exaggeration it can be stated that any future work on Marshall has to start from this book. --C.J. Talele, Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 1995
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It is a comprehensive work of the life, the times and the works of the great economist, Alfread Marshall, and the author has certainly created a benchmark against which other biographies of the man will have to ascend. Yet it a book that one can only take in small doses, and surprising for me, it took me many months to complete.
Perhaps a more lively style of writing would have helped; less repetition (in many ways, Marshall was a boring man; his intellectual, but supressed wife seemed more interesting), and a more thorough examination of his works and where they stood in relation to the development of economic thought (if at all!).