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The Road to Serfdom: The Definitive Edition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date March 15, 2007
Pages 257
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226320540
ISBN-10 0226320545
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.26 lbs.
Original list price $43.00
Other format details university press
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An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program—The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, Reader’s Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century.

With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.  The volume includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought.  Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes.  Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Hayek's enduring masterwork.


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from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 15, 2007)
9780226320540 | details & prices | 257 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $43.00
About: An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century.
Paperback
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (March 30, 2007)
9780226320557 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.85 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $17.00
About: An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century.
With Howard Horner | 2nd edition from Hutchinson Educational (December 1, 1988); titled "Computing in a Small Business"
9780091729516 | details & prices | List price $13.90
This edition also contains Computing in a Small Business

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