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In a concise 200 pages or so, Gordon brings readers through a journey through the history of American public finance without sparing any details. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elson Cheng
Historical, neutral, intriguing, enlightening. Fun to learn about the individual personalities as well.
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This sets straight a lot of misconceptions about the national debt, such as how it got us out of the debt amassed during the War of Independence, how managing debt properly... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Woodman1
This review is for the original, 1997 edition of this book. Even though the revised edition was published in 2010, the table of contents is exactly the same as the original, so the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Samuel J. Sharp
Straight to the point about national debt and deficits. Gordon did a wonderful job of writing an interesting short history of our national debt, etc.Published 13 months ago by Frank C. Turner
I hated history as taught in school, and received uniformly poor grades in it. In the day, students were often required to memorize the complete list of presidents and dates of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Keith Otis Edwards
I have recommended this book to a few of my friends thus far. It is an interesting historical reference of "The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kenneth
Wonderful historical review of how our debt got to where it is today, and why. With the constant barrage of news one gets about the national debt nowadays, it is easy to forget... Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by wesley payne
This was the second book I read on my new Kindle and I thoroughly enjoyed it. While reading, the US Government was in the midst of contentious negotiations over the debt ceiling. Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by Roderick Crabbe