The book is fun to read and quite instructive.
I strongly recommend readers to visit BEP before reading this book because you will be more involved with the topic as you read the book.
Craig Karmin's new book, "Biography of the Dollar," explores a world that most of us in America take for granted - the world of currency.
Craig Karmin is a great writer at the Wall Street Journal and I found his book a fascinating and revealing read.Published 18 months ago by G. Lancaster
"We don't care if it was in a fire, buried underground, water damaged. Maybe your dog ate it. Came out the other end. Clean it up a bit. We'll take care of it. Read morePublished on July 20, 2009 by Joseph Haschka
The birth of currency on the core concepts as a store of value, a medium of exchange has enabled trade and economic prosperity over the centuries. Read morePublished on June 7, 2009 by B.Sudhakar Shenoy
Popular audience discussion of the history of the dollar, a journalistic rather than academic account of the dollar in history and today. A well-written read. Read morePublished on September 27, 2008 by Kenneth Anderson
I read this during the financial crisis, and it helped me understand why the US economy is in trouble. Very easy to understand complex topics, and was fun to read. Read morePublished on September 23, 2008 by Cathy S
I was put off after reaching page 3 of the introduction. It states the U.S pays $1,000,000 per day for each (350,000,000) person in the country in interest payments on the foreign... Read morePublished on September 4, 2008 by James T. Waples
This book is very entertaining and informative, even if (or perhaps, because) it doesn't go into the finer details. Read morePublished on May 2, 2008 by Michael L. Green
I think that I've probably indicated my impression of the book in my review title.
If you still think that the dollar will remain mighty forever, and will be the world's... Read more