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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.
Seemed to start off very nice but then wavered a bit on newer history.Published 27 days 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 2 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 2 months ago by E. Jones
Interesting content; presentation holds your attention. Seems to be a thorough look of the subject. I would recommend this book.Published 2 months ago by Patty Pal
This is a good book to illustrate the history of money.
Only after read this book, I realized that "Bond" is a more stable income for the bankers.
Ferguson writes clearly and in a style that appeals to the wider readership of finance and economics. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nigel Washington