Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography (A Book that Shook the World) by Francis Wheen
First published in 1867, "Das Kapital" was a blazingly original criticism of the new capitalist world. Its ideas would alter the course of history and affect the lives of millions. But, as Francis Wheen shows in this brilliant and accessible book, "Das Kapital" is in no way a dry economic tome. Ferociously well written, Marx owes as much to literature as he does to economics.