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I love Jason Goodwin's Turkish mystery novels, but I was reluctant to pick up this book. What could a novelist know of finance? But once I began I was beguiled. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Laurel Kenner
This book was my first introduction to the history of paper currency. I haven't found many books with an emphasis on the evolution of currency, and subsequently I found this book... Read morePublished on December 12, 2010 by Mark Rice
A fact filled book with tons of history on both the rise of the United States and America's greatest invention "The Dollar. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Christopher Obert
Jason Goodwin is a polarizing author, whose books are either hated or loved by his readers. As in his best-known previous book, "Lords of the Horizons", in... Read morePublished on August 21, 2003 by Manos Lingunis
I am about halfway through this book. It is a pretty good book; it has an intriguing subject. But it is a bit confusing, and Mr. Goodwin has a tendency to go offtrack. Read morePublished on March 17, 2003
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book as well as being enlightening
on a whole range of issues in american history that I have never
before seen a good explanation of. Read more
Mr. Goodwin wrote a good tale of money, though he tends
to side track and lose the thought of the heading of the
book. (Hence only 4 stars. Read more
I just finished reading the introduction to this book, and I am dreading going any further. The author's style is, so far, easy and open, but sometimes he tosses in an allusion or... Read morePublished on January 8, 2003