Ross, Ian Simpson. The Life of Adam Smith. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1995, 495 p.
A biography that includes discussion of Smith's writings and their critical reception. Ross, one of the editors of The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, provides a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Blaug, Mark. Economic Theory in Retrospect. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985, 737 p.
A history of economic theory from mercantilist times to the twentieth century, with a...
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