Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Record 6 of 10
Previous Record Next Record
Book Cover
Author O'Rourke, P. J.

Title P. J. O'Rourke on the wealth of nations [sound recording] / P.J. O'Rourke.

Imprint [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, cp2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Audiobook CD    330.153 ORO    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Audiobook CD    330.153 ORO    Available
Description 1 sound disc (ca. 5 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Books that changed the world
Books that changed the world (Tantor Media)
Note Unabridged.
Performer Read by Michael Prichard.
Summary P. J. O'Rourke reads Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long: the original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes--including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries," which, "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu." Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such current hot-topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.
System Details Compact disc, MP3 format.
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Subject Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.
Economics -- Humor.
Genre/Form Audiobooks
Added Author Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.
Prichard, Michael (Michael J.)
Added Title On the wealth of nations
Wealth of nations
ISBN 9781400153862

Available items only