John Law A Scottish Adventurer of the eighteenth Century
by James Buchan
Published by MacLehose Press
'Enormously readable, fascinating account of a Scottish economist and financial speculator. Largely ignored in the land of his birth, Law was a global Scot who offered his backers, primarily at the French court, plausible visions of untold wealth, although he himself died, broken and poor, in Venice.'
'I am honoured to be considered for this distinguished Scottish prize.'