On the Wealth of Nations (Books That Changed the World) by P. J. O'Rourke Paperback Book


Rent On the Wealth of Nations (Books That Changed the World)

Author: P. J. O'Rourke

Narrator: Michael Prichard

Format: Unabridged-MP3, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Published: Feb 2007

Genre: Business & Economics - Economic History

Retail Price: $19.99

Discs: 1


* Mp3 CD Format *. As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' 'Books That Changed the World' series, America's most provocative satirist, P. J. O'Rourke, reads Adam Smith's revolutionary 'The Wealth of Nations' so you don't have to.

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BookLender review by Dutch on 2008-01-10 16:36:32

P.J. O'Rourke has read Adam Smith so you don't have to. And fortunately, O'Rourke isn't just a very witty writer, he's pretty darn smart. Adam Smith's writing is dense and his love of endless run-on sentences makes his arguments hard to follow. O'Rourke allows the vast majority of us who have no intention of ever reading Smith's 900 page tome to appreciate what a remarkable creation it was. Smith not only revolutionized the way we think about our economic lives, his thoughts on our our political lives were equally insightful. O'Rourke actually makes all this fun and interesting, and the reader, Michael Prichard, reads with just the right dry irony to match O'Rourke's writing style.