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Saving Adam Smith: A Tale of Wealth, Transformation, and Virtue by Jonathan B. Wight

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Appendix E Acknowledgments

Adam Smith stands at the forefront of this effort, towering over any other person with a claim to this book. Were it not for the wit, wisdom, and unending insights that flowed from his scribe's pen 200 years ago, I would have no book. My growing affection for Smith, stirred by his profound works, made the writing of Saving Adam Smith a joyful labor of love. A second major debt is owed to the legion of modern scholars who over the past thirty years profoundly transformed our knowledge of, and appreciation for, Adam Smith, and made his writings both accessible and understandable to a modern audience (see A Guide to the Literature).

The production of this novel was a thoroughly collaborative effort: literally hundreds ...

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