A Splendid Exchange by William J. Bernstein
How Trade Shaped the World

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Acclaimed by readers and critics around the globe, A Splendid Exchange is a sweeping narrative history of world trade—from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to the firestorm over globalization today—that brilliantly explores trade’s colorful and contentious past and provides new insights into its future.
 

About William J. Bernstein

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Willliam J. Berstein is a financial theorist and historian whose books include The Four Pillars of Investing and A Splendid Exchange. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
 
Published May 14, 2009 by Grove Press. 496 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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For example, when 18th-century Britain found its craving for tea was exhausting the exchequer of silver, and China had little appetite for British goods, the infamous East India Company began to trade in opium.

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William J. Bernstein argues that world trade has been a major force in driving the whole history of humankind.

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Lively, authoritative, and astonishing in scope, A Splendid Exchange is a riveting narrative that views trade and globalization not in political terms, but rather as an evolutionary process as old as war and religion--a historical constant--that will continue to foster the growth of intell...

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