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How It All Began: Origins of the Modern Economy
How It All Began: Origins of the Modern Economy
By W. W. Rostow
McGraw-Hill, 1975, 264 pp

According to Rostow, genesis, for the international economy of the 19th and 20th centuries, is a story of the combining of science, technology, and concepts under political and economic conditions that made possible self-sustaining growth. The effort to document the thesis produces an historical synthesis of great sweep and attraction.