As globalisation wobbles into world crisis, a vividly written, brilliantly original history of world trade, the first for a generation: 'A Splendid Exchange is a splendid book.' New York Times SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES / GOLDMAN SACHS BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR
William Bernstein is an American financial theorist and historian whose books include The Birth of Plenty, which was published in 2004 to critical acclaim. He lives in America.
"'A highly entertaining read. Bernstein's enthusiasm for his subject and impressive organisation of a wealth of material enable him to plot with pace and verve... man's trading history.' Hugh Carnegy, Financial Times 'Timely and readable... The strength of Mr Bernstein's book is the analytical rigour that overlays the rollicking history.' Economist 'Superb... The chronological range of Bernstein's book is staggering... Graceful and insightful history with a delicate display of scholarship that conceals a vast erudition.' Paul Kennedy, Foreign Affairs"