Farewell to Alms

by on August 14, 2007 at 1:15 pm in Books | Permalink

I’d like to soon start the MR BookForum on Greg Clark’s A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World.  I hear you’re all getting your copies now.  Ideally I’d put up the first post within 5-10 days, noting that the first session will be setting and overview.  You won’t need to have started the book by then.  Are you in fact all getting your copies from Amazon or elsewhere?

Here is David Warsh attacking the book.  Don’t discuss book content in the comments (save that for the BookForum), just let me know if the copies are coming through…

1 eriks August 14, 2007 at 1:22 pm

I’ve got mine. Have you decided on a reading pace?

2 Jason August 14, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Mine came, with the book cover on up-side down. UPS also had trouble with delivery. I find if you tell Customer Service, “this is almost as bad as what you guys did with Harry Potter,” that you get problems resolved very quickly.

3 PM August 14, 2007 at 1:50 pm

I was originally quoted a mid-October arrival date by amazon, yet it arrived over a week ago.

4 Rue Des Quatre Vents August 14, 2007 at 2:10 pm

Received mine last Friday.

5 bjartur August 14, 2007 at 2:50 pm

mine came last fri or sat (US, free shipping, from Amazon)

6 Don August 14, 2007 at 4:03 pm

I’ve got mine.

7 Luke G. August 14, 2007 at 6:50 pm

I’ve got mine. I had actually forgotten why I had ordered it and have been reading it for most of the afternoon, trying to remember why I got it!

8 Alex Tabarrok August 14, 2007 at 7:55 pm

I have mine but I have to finish Harry Potter first. 🙂

9 Marc August 14, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Got mine.

10 Dennis Mangan August 15, 2007 at 12:32 am

I’ve already read it.

11 Mitie August 15, 2007 at 9:35 am

I ordered mine on Saturday. It should be in my mailbox next week.

12 Todd Fletcher August 15, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Got mine, and almost finished already.

13 improbable August 15, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Haven’t got mine. But it’s my fault for not pre-ordering.

14 Shiraz Allidina August 15, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Got mine, decided to read your book first.

15 joeo October 2, 2007 at 3:50 pm

My copy shipped today.

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