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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.
I consider myself an educated individual. I'm informed of more than those around me. However, unless you already studied German history you probably will not grasp the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by 3xtr3mist
I am not an economist so some of the chapters were over my head but the fact that this actually happened is horrifying. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Sandra Wehnes
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by JT McBride
But a little dry. Still, it gives great detail to a period that ineluctably led to the next world warPublished 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by James Proctor