The Commanding Heights : The Battle for the World Economy
by Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw
Kate Hardin of Cambridge Energy Research Associates recommended this book to me because she knows how much I loved Yergin’s previous book, The Prize (one of my all time favorite books). and this book was a great read. it is a fat book (last a few plane trips) and well worth it … the book describes the post WW II economic development of most major nations (goes in detail on about 30 countries including those in Africa, Latin America, Europe, north America, and Asia).
it is especially good on the formation of the EU, France’s patterns, India, and Thatcher.
i highly recommend this book. and it reads like The Prize (lots of little vignettes). quite a fun read with great anecdotes.