"'...gripping... Mr. Marsh's book has extra value because it draws on hundreds of interviews with the bigwigs involved in setting up the Euro... The result is an indispensable guide to monetary union.' (Economist) 'An amazingly detailed and thoroughly readable account of the long march to the Euro. This is the stuff of a political thriller: the deal-making behind a currency constructed not just as a financial instrument but also as a way of overcoming centuries of conflict. Anyone interested in European politics and economics, as well as Europe's place in the wider world, would enjoy it.' (George Soros) 'a compelling political story' (Ralph Atkins, Financial Times) 'An excellent new book.' (David Smith, Sunday Times) 'Marsh has achieved the seemingly impossible feat of making what the Brits tend to regard as a boring topic, best avoided, into a great story. What is more, it manages to be balanced, examining all the topical, as well as historical, issues.' (William Keegan, The Observer) 'There are not many economists in Marsh's generation who have been present at so many of the vital moments or who can call on such an impressive roster of interviewees as background research. He is especially good on the way that the two great European projects of our time - economic and political union - have counteracted each other.' (Philip Collins, The Times)"
About the Author
David Marsh is chairman of SCCO International and co-chairman of Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. He is a frequent contributor to German and British publications, and he lectures widely on political, economic, and business issues. He lives in London.