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The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
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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. 'Beautifully written . . . Breathtakingly clever.' Martin Vander Weyer, Sunday Telegraph 'A fine, readable and entertaining history.' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'The tales he tells of boom and bust, of triumph and disaster, of bubbles that inflate . . . are the very essence of financial history.' Bill Emmott, Financial Times 'A lucid and racy account of financial history.' Peter Wilby, New Statesman 'An often enlightening and enjoyable tour through the underside of great events, a lesson in how the most successful great powers have always been underpinned by smart money.' Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books

Author Biography

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is a 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 Channel Four- Empire, American Colossus and, most recently, The War of the World. He, his wife and three children divide their time between the United Kingdom and the United States.
Release date NZ
April 5th, 2012
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 pp colour inset, integrated b/w
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
448
Dimensions
129x198x26
ISBN-13
9780718194000
Product ID
19399731

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