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The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic - A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader (Hardback)

Adam Smith

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ISBN 10: 0857080776 / ISBN 13: 9780857080776
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010
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Language: English. Brand new Book. Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first bookon economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipefor national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based onsmall government and the freedom of citizens to act in their bestinterests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, andover 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on thefundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is astylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series. This edition includes: An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporaryreaderAn original commentary offering new research and analysis byclassic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon A biography and chronology of Adam Smith's life and the eventssurrounding the original publication of the workToday, The Wealth of Nations is still essential readingfor any business or self-development library, reminding us that itis the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remainsthe source of personal, national and global prosperity. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780857080776

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Title: The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic...

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:New

Edition: Abridged.

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Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first bookon economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipefor national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based onsmall government and the freedom of citizens to act in their bestinterests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, andover 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on thefundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is astylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series.

This edition includes:

  • An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporaryreader
  • An original commentary offering new research and analysis byclassic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon 
  • A biography and chronology of Adam Smith's life and the eventssurrounding the original publication of the work

Today, The Wealth of Nations is still essential readingfor any business or self-development library, reminding us that itis the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remainsthe source of personal, national and global prosperity.

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Tom Butler-Bowdon is the author of five bestselling books on self-help and motivational?writing. He has been described by USA Today as 'a true scholar of this type of literature'.
His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics, won the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award and received endorsements from personal development guru Stephen R. Covey and Harvard University's Ellen Langer. The equally successful 50 Success Classics followed, looking at the landmark works in motivation and leadership from Napoleon Hill to Nelson Mandela. Tom's third book, 50 Spiritual Classics, provides commentaries on some of the famous writings and authors in personal awakening, from Mother Teresa to Carl Jung to Eckhart Tolle. The two most recent additions to the series are 50 Psychology Classics (2007) and 50 Prosperity Classics (2008). The series has been translated into 21 languages.
Tom has degrees in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Government and History from the University of Sydney. He lives in Oxford, England. His website www.Butler-Bowdon.com has an array of free self-development resources.

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