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The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (UNIVERSAL HISTORY) Hardcover – 21 Aug 2003

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (21 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297847260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297847267
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.3 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,162,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'as an introduction to the subject it is an engaging read, full of thought-provoking cameos.....the elegantly concise account of what the company has done for the world so far.' (Martin Vander Weyer, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

'the authors, journalists on The Economist, know their subject, write with assurance and wit and have many fascinating thins to say about the past and future of the company.' (Michael Skapinker, THE FINANCIAL TIMES)

Through focusing upon 'the company' the authors have written an often very interesting account of the the components of the machine. (John Corcoran MORNING STAR)

'The authors, being both correspondents for The Economist, do this with authority, wit, verve and much combative defence of capitalism' (Morgan Falconer HAM & HIGH)

John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's marvellous and concise book (Mr Tripathi WALL ST JOURNAL)

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Britain's most influential invention.

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