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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World Author:Niall Ferguson Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story of all history. — From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Reaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and bust... more »s as it's never been told before.
With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since teh Great Depression, there's never been a better time to understand the ascent - and descent - of money.« less