By William J. Bernstein

Acclaimed by means of readers and critics world wide, A most appropriate Exchange is a sweeping narrative background of worldwide trade—from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to the firestorm over globalization today—that brilliantly explores trade’s colourful and contentious earlier and gives new insights into its destiny.

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Just by virtue of living in Marshall I had heard a lot about "businessmen and artichokes" — and the more I heard about the subject, the more I believed something should be written about it. xxx Acknowledgments Also, as is so often the case in the selection of subjects, I was trapped by my own arguments. As director of rural studies at Southwest State University, as history seminar director, and as a fledgling writer of regional history, I had argued that regional history not only provides viable topics to ply one's craft, but also serves as a valid way to understand the world in which one lives.

In the 1920s, Hale helped formulate the alcohol fuel movement, called the power alcohol vision, and was a catalyst for a movement on its behalf during the 1930s as farmers increasingly sought alternative crops to make their fields profitable. Hale contended that the age of chemistry had arrived in the twentieth century. "17 In 1936, Hale wrote Prosperity Beckons: Dawn of the Alcohol Era. This book, which Johnson (and later Hendrickson) took so seriously, became a gospel of the alcohol fuel movement.

With his newfound faith in the Jerusalem artichoke spurring him on to fresh opportunities, and with the end of any hope for the Igloo project (for whose failure some of his associates blamed the machinations of "Big Oil"), Hendrickson moved east to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. There, on the edge of corn-rich but crisis-stricken southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa, Hendrickson would seek to fulfill his prophetic role. By the time he moved to Sioux Falls, Hendrickson had exhausted his meager resources, the resources of fellow believers, and the patience of his creditors, the most formidable of which was the IRS.

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