The road to serfdom

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press,
Pub. Date:
2007, [1980?], c1944.
Edition:
Definitive ed. (2007)
Language:
English
Description
An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944--when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program-- The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. The first printing of 2,000 copies was exhausted instantly, and within six months more than 30,000 books were sold. In April 1945, Reader's Digest published a condensed version of the book, and soon thereafter the Book-of-the-Month Club distributed this edition to more than 600,000 readers. A perennial best seller, the book has sold 400,000 copies in the United States alone and has been translated into more than twenty languages, along the way becoming one of the most important and influential books of the century. With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek. The volume includes a foreword by series editor and leading Hayek scholar Bruce Caldwell explaining the book's origins and publishing history and assessing common misinterpretations of Hayek's thought. Caldwell has also standardized and corrected Hayek's references and added helpful new explanatory notes. Supplemented with an appendix of related materials ranging from prepublication reports on the initial manuscript to forewords to earlier editions by John Chamberlain, Milton Friedman, and Hayek himself, this new edition of The Road to Serfdom will be the definitive version of Hayek's enduring masterwork.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780226320557
9780226320779
9780226320786
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6302722b-7c7c-e9a4-2c2d-792ea2bd4a38
Grouping Titleroad to serfdom
Grouping Authorhayek friedrich a von
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-16 03:53:06AM
Last Indexed2020-01-19 06:10:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Caldwell, Bruce, 1952-
authorHayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992.
author2-roleCaldwell, Bruce,1952-
author_displayHayek, Friedrich A. von
available_at_longmontLongmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmontLongmont Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_category_longmontBooks
format_longmontBook
id6302722b-7c7c-e9a4-2c2d-792ea2bd4a38
isbn9780226320557
9780226320779
9780226320786
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b23255225.i30753697Longmont Adult Nonfiction338.9 HAY1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 14, 2020lgnfa
ils:.b23255225.i30753685Longmont Adult Nonfiction338.9 HAY1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 08, 2019lgnfa
itype_longmonthardcover book
last_indexed2020-01-19T13:10:33.948Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_longmont338.9 HAY
owning_library_longmontLongmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmontLongmont Public Library
primary_isbn9780226320557
publishDate1980
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b23255225BookBooksDefinitive ed. (2007)EnglishUniversity of Chicago Press, 2007, [1980?], c1944.xxiii, 248 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23255225.i30753697On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b23255225.i30753685On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
subject_facetCapitalism
Economic policy
Socialism
Totalitarianism
title_displayThe road to serfdom
title_fullThe road to serfdom / by Friedrich A. Hayek
title_shortThe road to serfdom
topic_facetCapitalism
Economic policy
Socialism
Totalitarianism