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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.
A great history of the origins of paper money, risk and financial instruments.Published 11 days ago by David Hadley
As a financial advisor this has given me some great historical context for money and capital marketsPublished 14 days ago by Dan Davis
Should have been a very interesting subject. Niall is a veteran in writing this kind of topic. However, I m a bit let down by his inability to present the issue in a more... Read morePublished 28 days ago by YIPLIU
Very cool subject. I have my middle school son reading this to help him better understand the Global economy that we now face as a part of his reading requirement for school. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carrie L
A brilliant history of how money came about and where it is now. Very enjoyable read!Published 1 month ago by Susan
The Ascent of Money is 'Kings and Queens' history applied to the long-run growth of money as the principal medium of exchange. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Douglas
Bought this book for a professional reading group. Excellent insight into the formation of currency and financial markets in our world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anthony J. Cassino