In format and organization this survey of economic history is a companion to the author's previous History and Historians (1964). It consists almost entirely of a long roster of economic leaders, practical and theoretical, each paired with a capsulization of his ideas expressed mainly through the usual catch phrases. The major historical events and trends which caused breakthroughs in economic thought are similarly introduced. The text amounts to an informative, slightly expanded study outline. As such readers will find it a useful aid, but they will miss the potential dynamism of the subject.