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Don Coffin wrote: >David Landes' book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, despite its >many flaws, is an interesting work. Students are sure to react to >it. Rosenberd and Birdzeel, How the West Grew Rich is also >interesting, although less absorbing than Landes. The strengths and weaknesses of Landes' book were discussed at some length on EH.RES and several H-Net lists earlier this year. You can find this discussion on the EH.RES (http://www.eh.net) archives for May and June under the thread "Frank vs. Landes". In addition to postings to EH.RES, much of the H-Net discussion was cross-posted. You might also want to look at Jared Diamond's book _Guns, Germs, and Steel_ which was reviewed for EH.NET earlier this year. Joshua Rosenbloom University of Kansas and Co-Editor, EH.RES >