Economist Mark Skousen has written an exceptional history of economic theory. He traces the development of economic thought from Adam Smith to the present from a free market perspective. One of the features of his book I liked the most are the ample biographical anecdotes and pictures of economists. One gains a greater understanding of the economists and their thought through these pedagogical devices. There is much here of value to students at all levels of the history of economic thought. I thoroughly enjoyed The Making of Modern Economics and am confident this will be the response of other readers.