The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

by Niall Ferguson

Hardcover, 441 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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The Ascent of Money
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A Financial History of the World
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Niall Ferguson

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Chronicles the human drama behind the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world's most recent upheavals, in an account that covers such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution, the theories behind common investment vehicles, and the reasons why the free market is failing to protect Hurricane Katrina victims. 75,000 first printing.