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John Bessler, of counsel at Berens & Miller, P.A., is the author of a new book, The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World. The book will be published in January 2018 by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, North Carolina. It tells the story of Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794), an Italian aristocrat and economist who shaped the history of law and economics. Called the “Italian Adam Smith,” Beccaria taught economics in Milan before the publication of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations. John’s prior book on Cesare Beccaria’s influence on America’s founders, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution (2014), was awarded the prestigious 2015 Scribes Book Award, an annual award presented since 1961 by the American Society of Legal Writers “for the best work of legal scholarship published during the previous year.” A link to John’s forthcoming book can be found here.