William J. Bernstein, "A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World"
Atlantic Monthly Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0871139790 | 495 pages | siPDF | 9.3 MB
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. 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 intellectual capital, shrink the world, and propel the trajectory of the human species.