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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

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Penguin
03 September 2018
General & world history; Business & Economics; Economic history; Finance
Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call if what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story to all history.

From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts as it's never been told before.

With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there's never been a better time to understand the ascent - and descent - of money.
By:   Niall Ferguson
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   349g
ISBN:   9780141987927
ISBN 10:   0141987928
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   03 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has written fourteen books, including The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, The Great Degeneration and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist. His many prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).

Reviews for The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

One of the world's leading historians -- Hamish McRae * Independent * A fine history ... told with verve and insight * Daily Telegraph * Wonderfully accessible ... Ferguson is spot on -- Allister Heath * Literary Review * Ferguson's powers are on formidable display -- Tristram Hunt * Observer * Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation ... he writes with splendid panache * Times * A whistle-stop tour of the historical events that gave us the financial system we have today ... To Niall Ferguson's list of talents we can now add great timing -- Stephanie Flanders * Mail on Sunday * Dazzling ... extraordinarily timely -- Martin Vander Weyer * Spectator * The hardback publication of Niall Ferguson's book was prophetic, but this edition - topped and tailed with a passionate, closely argued call for us to educate ourselves about financial markets - could not be more timely -- Tony Clements * Telegraph *


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