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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.
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 3 days 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 3 days 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 15 days 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 17 days ago by J. Hamer
Excellent book people who want to get a glimpse on economy. Niall Ferguson has a very rare talent. He can speak in plain everyday English about Economy without the shebang of the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Gabor Lorincz
Upon reading this book, one finds it almost unconscionable that the leading business schools do not require mastery of a course in financial history as a core component of the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Douglass W List
A good look at the history of the financial sector. I would like to see an epilogue post 2008 now that the recession is nearly over.Published 26 days ago by George Coleman