Bought this book a couple years ago to read on a long airline flight and would recommend the book to others who also enjoy reading about the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world.
Was a fun book to read since it gives on average a 2 - 3 page synopsis of many of the individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their sometimes "humorous financial follies".
It is an easy read, but at the same time an extremely fun book to read for those who enjoy finance and the history of finance.
*** Note: This is not a book specifically about trading or investing, but rather a book about the history of those people who shaped the financial world. If your academic and/or professional background is in finance or you are a student of financial history then you will most likely enjoy this book for hobby reading, but if you are looking for a book to teach you about trading or investing then chances are this book is not for you since it is about "the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their mistakes and contributions".