Who would of thought the story about bank notes would be so interesting. I very shrouded industry with unique business practices. Recommended for anyone interesting in finance, economics, money or banking.
At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking that a book about banknotes will be a dry read. Well, think again. Klaus Bender has achieved the impossible - this book grips like a thriller from page one. The author, clearly an expert in his subject and an accomplished writer, manages to reveal hidden aspects of this arcane art on almost every page.
I was astonished at some of the revelations and am amazed that more are not in the public domain. The history of the banknote is fascinating but even more interesting is the development of the printing processes and the international political intrigue which underpins the industry. For anyone interested in researching this subject, who needs a reference book which is bang up to date, or simply wants to deepen their understanding of this mysterious industry The Moneymakers is a must-read.