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).
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 *