The Ascent Of Money: A Financial History Of The World

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The Ascent Of Money: A Financial History Of The World

by Niall Ferguson

Penguin Books | October 27, 2009 | Trade Paperback

4 out of 5 rating. 8 Reviews
A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?round

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt?s Memphis to today?s Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise? and fall?of not just money but Western power as well.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 Pages, 6.69 × 4.72 × 0.79 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143116177

ISBN - 13: 9780143116172

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The Ascent Of Money: A Financial History Of The World

The Ascent Of Money: A Financial History Of The World

by Niall Ferguson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 Pages, 6.69 × 4.72 × 0.79 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143116177

ISBN - 13: 9780143116172

About the Book

Ferguson tells the human story behind the evolution of money, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest Wall Street upheavals. The author shows that finance is, in fact, the foundation of human progress.

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A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?round

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt?s Memphis to today?s Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise? and fall?of not just money but Western power as well.

About the Author

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, and Colossus, he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world. Since 2003 he has written and presented three highly successful television documentary series for British television: Empire, American Colossus, and, most recently, The War of the World.

Editorial Reviews

" Before regulators throw block trades, bond swaps, bridge financing, butterfly spreads and Black-Scholes out with the bathwater, they should find time to read Niall Ferguson''s The Ascent of Money."
-The Wall Street Journal

"[An] excellent, just in time guide to the history of finance and financial crisis."
-The Washington Post

" Shrewdly anticipates many aspects of the current financial crisis, which has toppled banks, precipitated gigantic government bailouts and upended global markets."
-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times



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