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This book is informative and easy to read.
I highly recommend the book, and I believe that anyone with an interest in history - financial or not - will enjoy the book immensely.
Sadly, the author has elected to cherry pick his history to make his points rather than tailoring his notions to fit history.
Best book on market to learn about your financial well being. This book should be required reading for anyone in grade school.Published 1 day ago by Poppi m6077777
Seemed to start off very nice but then wavered a bit on newer history.Published 1 month ago by Douglas P. Frantz
Niall Ferguson shows that he understands nothing about economics in "Ascent of Money."
His praise for discredited Keynes and the theory that giving printed money... Read more
I chose this rating because Niall gives a lot of valuable insight to the financial world, but caveat to that, the reader needs to have a base understanding of economics and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew Vandiver
Nice enough, just not as nice as the TV version. Didn't add the depth you might hope beyond the show.Published 2 months ago by E. A Lerner
Many interesting insights in the book, but the timing of the book's release was unfortunate. The writing was completed in May 2008, that is a few weeks before the wholesale... Read morePublished 3 months ago by JPK
I really enjoyed the history of money right up to the housing collapse. I just wish there were a 2nd edition with comment on the last 6 years.Published 3 months ago by E. Jones
If you haven't learned about the history of money, you have no business using it. Coins, stocks, bonds, bubbles, markets, wars and empires weave a tale of power and greed that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by A