Fascinating, readable and even-handed account of the creation and impact of the company on modern civilisation,
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This review is from: The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (UNIVERSAL HISTORY) (Hardcover)
Fascinating! The invention of the company is almost an adventure story, and reflects a very high level of research and understanding by the authors, allowing them to go beyond a simple "list of events" to a coherent narrative. They're not afraid to synthesise and present critical analysis.
The last half drags a little, compared to the tightly-written first two-thirds, mostly because it's too focussed on particular events in modern times. Also the book focusses on US/UK rather than the world as a whole. This latter neglect is a reasonable choice, and works well.
Over all, I highly recommend this book: I don't know of any competition that approaches the well-referenced confidence that it brings to the topic.