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“Engrossing and sobering.”
Allen Mattich, Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2010
“One of the most blood chilling economics books I’ve ever read.”
Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2011
“Every body ought to read this book. But baby boomers must.”
”a brilliant account of how Germany's Weimar Republic was consumed by hyperinflation.”
As horrific as the book is this was a great read and well researched.
This book tells the story of the hyperinflation in Weimar Germany and its aftermath (1919-1926) and, to some extent, the ensuing rise of Hitler's Nazi Germany.
This an exhaustively researched book, written by an author who possesses both a clear flair for history writing and a keen grasp of economics.
Fergusson does a great job in walking the reader through life in Austria and Germany in the years of inflation and hyperinflation, giving various examples how detrimental and... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sese
Scary, how close we may be to seeing this all happen again in our lifetime. But this time it won't be just the euro or the dollar, but the yen -- probably all the world's... Read morePublished 27 days ago by JT McBride
But a little dry. Still, it gives great detail to a period that ineluctably led to the next world warPublished 1 month ago by Ian M. Goldrich
When money dies about everything else goes with it. “Peoples trust in their currency is here a central theme. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue
For those that have only a vague idea, if any, of what happened in Germany between WW1 & WW2 this is the book for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Tregeagle
Many have said (of this book and others), "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it," and this book is a prime example of the lessons of reparations as punishment,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Proctor
Truth is a harsh thing when it slaps you right in the face. This book is truth about what happens when an entire economy collapses. It's not a pretty thing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike3746