Friday, July 30, 2010

Book: The Authentic Adam Smith

I got this short biography of Adam Smith by James Buchan on the sale table at Moe's in Berkeley when I was there for a conference in January.

Buchan is not an economist but rather a novelist and critic (or so says the dust jacket blurb) which is consistent with the fact that the book a great pleasure to read. It is not deep, but it is a bit different than the usual economics-focused biography and provides more details about Smith's travels and mode of work on his books than I was familiar with.


1 comment:

Brad Evans said...

According to Wikipedia, James Buchan is the grandson of John Buchan, who wrote "The Thirty-Nine Steps."