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Human Action

Human Action

The masterpiece first appeared in German in 1940 and then disappeared, only to reappear in English in 1949. It was a sensation, the largest and most scientific defense of human freedom ever published.

And now, in 2010, the seemingly impossible has happened: Human Action, the magnum opus of the ages, is in a pocketbook edition at a ridiculously low price.

History might record that this edition is the one that changed the world. Mises's fantastic and timeless treatise has never been in a more portable, accessible, and giftable edition.

Just imagine: giving or receiving this gem, this treasure, as a stocking stuffer!

This is not an abridged edition. It is the full treatise from front to back, the mind-blowing explanation of the economics of freedom, right in the palm of your hand.

The text is reduced to 80% of the original printing, so that it is still very readable and clean. Essentially nothing is lost in this edition, and much is gained.

Indeed, it is far more impressive in real life than can be shown in the picture.

In this format, a book that once seemed intimidating is opened up to the reader as never before. Truly, this could change everything. As is well known, Mises's book is the best defense of capitalism ever written. It covers basic economics through the most advanced material. Reading this book is the best way you could ever dream up to learn economics. Every attempt to study economics should include a thorough examination of this book.

Stock up! We've prepared for mass distribution.

Publication Information

Auburn, Alabama: Mises Institute, 1999. Re-issue of the classic 1949 Edition with new introduction and expanded index, with premium bindings and papers.

Updated 12/20/2011