|About the Book|
Fifty years ago, Ludwig von Mises shocked the economicsprofession and elite opinion with a massive, revolutionary treatise oneconomics, the culmination of his lifes work. It was (and remains) the mostcomprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economicsof liberty ever written.This Scholars Edition is the original, unaltered treatise that shaped ageneration of Austrians and made possible the intellectual movement that isleading the global charge for free markets. Made available for the firsttime in decades, exclusively through the Ludwig von Mises Institute, thisedition is superior to the others (one later edition was thoroughly botched,while another introduces ambiguities and diversions).Using extraordinary materials and the best of modern technology, combinedwith ancient standards of craftsmanship in the tradition of OxfordUniversitys Clarendon Press, this magnificent work is produced for theages. It includes the 1954 index prepared under Misess supervision, and isprotected by a strong slipcase from the famous Old Dominion company.All told, The Scholars Edition looks exactly like the classic work it is,ready for a lifetime (or two) of use. The index, first produced in 1953 as aseparate publication, is the most complete ever published and is united herewith the orginal edition for the first time. The introduction, byHans-Hermann Hoppe, Jeffrey Herbener, and Joseph Salerno-based on newlydiscovered archives-tells of the tragic and glorious history of this seminalwork, and of its bright future as the manifesto of liberty.Human Action: The Scholars Edition is the foundation of every library offreedom.