Walter Scheidel is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and a Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University. The author or editor of seventeen previous books, he has published widely on premodern social and economic history, demography, and comparative history. He lives in Palo Alto, California.
"Medium.com's Books of the Year 2017, chosen by Mark Koyama"
"One of The Wall Street Journal's What Business Leaders Read in 2017, chosen by Mohamed A. El-Erian"
"One of BBC History Magazine's Books of the Year 2017"
"One of The New York Times Deal Book "Business Books Worth Reading" 2017 (chosen by Andrew Sorkin)"
"One of World's 2017 Books of the Year in "Understanding the World""
"One of the Microsoft Best Business Books of 2017"
"One of Project Syndicate's Best Reads in 2017 (chosen by Dambisa Moyo)"
"strategy+business Best Business Book of 2017 in Economics"
"One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Books of 2017: Economics, chosen by Martin Wolf"
"Shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award"
"One of the Economist.com "2017 Books of the Year" in Economics and Business"
"Selected for The HCSS Bookshelf (chosen by Stephan De Spiegeleire) 2017"
"Shortlisted for the 2017 Cundill History Prize, McGill University"
"One of The Wall Street Journal's What Business Leaders Read in 2017"
"One of the CNBC 13 Best Business Books of 2017"