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This is a good and interesting book.
If you are comfortable reading an op ed piece in New York Times, Washington Post, or Wall Street Journal, you will be comfortable reading this book.
Anyone interested or concerned with the current state of the U.S. national debt, regardless of the person's political views, should read this book.
What we've forgotten in government that we should have remembered -- real separation of power, respect but thoughtful dissent essential information needed for true democracy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Talley
Ah.... debt is good, what a blessing. What could go wrong? I dislike him even more. But glad I read it.Published 5 months ago by Mark Vizenor
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 15 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 19 months ago by Woodman1
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 21 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 24 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 It is an interesting historical reference of "The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt.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 on January 14, 2012 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 Amazon Customer