A Splendid Exchange

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William J. Bernstein

Narrated By: Mel Foster

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: April 2008

Duration: 17 hours 15 minutes


A sweeping narrative history of world trade---from Sumer in 3000 BC to the firestorm over globalization today---that brilliantly explores trade's colorful and contentious past and provides fresh insights into social, political, cultural, and economic history, as well as a timely assessment of trade's future.


  • Connie

    I can't imagine all the research that must have taken place to write the breath and depth of this book. I had no idea that trading and commerce between different people's took place so long ago. Very, very interesting historical information that brings you right up to today. If you like history, you'll like this book, and the narrator did a great job.

  • Anonymous

    The author's presentation of the socio-economic evolution of those countries on the Indian Ocean and later the Atlantic is comprehensive on its subject and while it does not contradict the established history taught in this country, it certainly fills in some of the gaps western christian historians might see as less than ideal.

Splendid Exchange

by William J. Bernstein

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Splendid Exchange, William J. Bernstein