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I disagreed with Ferguson on many theoretical issues, but this is after all just a book on history, so that's what you should expect.
The author's writing style flows more like a fictional narrative than a history book-- which is an impressive feat considering the subject matter.
I highly recommend the book, and I believe that anyone with an interest in history - financial or not - will enjoy the book immensely.
I appreciate and respect Mr Ferguson as an author and economist, but unfortunately, this book rated merely as "meh" for me. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Shawn C.
Very well written. Historically traces the importance of money over the centuries.Published 25 days ago by srs
My brain hurt and I did not understand Economy any better after reading this.Published 29 days ago by Lucie Novak
This is wholly and only narrative history. As such, it's a great read, racy, journalistic, and absorbing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Geoff Crocker
This book is less about money than it is about numismatics. It's trivial and completely avoids addressing the nature of money; its relationship to power and its role in socially... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Argus Human Rights
Great in depth look into the mysteries surrounding money! A must read if you are in the financial world. If you are not it is still educational.Published 1 month ago by Chris Scheer
Mostly good for its succinct historical descriptions ---but his admiration for the Chicago School of Economics and Friedman is what gives economists a bad name.Published 1 month ago by Lillian
This is the best finance and financial history book I have read. From Scottish priests financing missionaries to modern day bond trading, it explains and tells the story of it all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Hamer