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Jane Gleeson-White is the author of Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, which won the 2012 Waverley Library Award for Literature. Gleeson-White has degrees in economics and literature from the University of Sydney.
"Starred review. Lively and elegantly written account of the history of double-entry bookkeeping.... This dynamic examination of the impact and legacy of double-entry bookkeeping is sure to appeal to those in the accounting profession, business leaders, and history buffs, and will likely become required reading in business school curricula." -- Publishers Weekly "A stimulating approach that presents a compelling outline for further detailed review." -- Kirkus Reviews "Elegantly written . . . charts the epic journey of the humble device that showed how to count the cost of everything, from the Doge's Palace to the acrobatics of John Maynard Keynes's General Theory." -- Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek "A timely, topical, readable, and thought-provoking look at the history and legacy of double-entry bookkeeping." -- Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed "Stimulating. . . . Fascinating." -- Drew DeSilver - Seattle Times "Lucidly presented. . . . An accessible introduction to this key development in the history of capitalism." -- Edward Chancellor - Wall Street Journal "Entertaining and informative." -- The Economist