short, clear but uncritical statement of von Mises' economics, in an an annoyingly fawning style,
This review is from: Ludwig Von Mises: A Primer (Occasional Paper) (Paperback)
Good points: This short book can be read in a couple of hours. It offers a clear and uncomplicated introduction to von Mises' thought.
Bad points: This is not an academic or intellectual work because Butler offers no critical assessment of von Mises' thought. Indeed, his style is somewhat sycophantic and frequently adopts the tone of unquestioning hero-worship. The book contains only two references to authors other than von Mises (save Butler himself, whom he cites several times!) One of those two references is to Wealth of Nations.
I was already tentatively an Austrian thinker before reading this book. I came away from it largely agreeing with von Mises but with a negative view of Butler as a writer.