Adam Smith

Books by Adam Smith

Adam Smith is seen as the  ‘Founding Father’ of capitalism and modern economics.

Dennis Rasmussen, author of The Infidel and the Professora book about Smith’s friendship with David Hume—selected the best books about Adam Smith.

Books by Adam Smith have been recommended many times on Five Books.

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The Best Mary Wollstonecraft Books, recommended by Sylvana Tomaselli

Mary Wollstonecraft lived by her pen and wrote trenchant critiques of the role of women and marriage in late 18th century British society. She died aged 38, a few days after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary Shelley. She is often remembered for writing the Vindication of the Rights of Woman, but it was not in fact her best book, says Cambridge intellectual historian Sylvana Tomaselli. Here, she recommends books to read to get a good understanding of the extraordinary Mary Wollstonecraft, and the writers she was both influenced by and reacting against.

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