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“The author boldly takes on 600 years of world events… so that the history lesson remains fresh and compelling… A richly informed, accessible history lesson.”— KIRKUS (starred)
Well written analysis by economic historian Niall Ferguson. He begins with a question posed by the titular character of Samuel Johnson's 18th century novella Rasselas, Prince of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by L. King
A synopsis of the six principal issues that Ferguson raised is understandable and anyone wishing to understand geopolitical thoughts might do well to understand them.Published 1 month ago by Neal Griffin
Good read and some new perspectives on who, how and why some economies will survive, or not.Published 1 month ago by Mike Ogle
The author does an amazing job of synthesizing the entire realm of Western Civilization so as to demonstrate the profound differences with the slow evolution of the other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Les Silver
Civilizations colapse in short periods specially through historical ignorance. Is Mexico a Western country? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roberto Charvel
Splendid for history neophytes like me. Makes his points come alive with crisp examples and cogent prose.Published 3 months ago by Stephen C. Ganderson
A cogent if perhaps somewhat oversimplified argument of why Western civilization triumphed. The exceptional adaptability of the English language and the reconciliation of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert M. Braun
Mr Ferguson's -Ascent of Money has created cult following type expectations and this book almost keeps up the tempo. Read morePublished 3 months ago by KARAN ARORA
I received my book today and would like to comment on the actual book.
It looks as if it was bound by blind oompa loompas. Read more