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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    By Niall Ferguson
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.


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Posted November 20, 2009, 7:36 PM with category of General Business
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Posted January 15, 2009, 8:26 PM with category of General Business
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Posted December 16, 2008, 3:52 PM with category of General Business
Jack and Todd will soon have the definitive list of the best business books of all time published, but, in the meantime, here is what The Independent's Sean O'Grady has to say on the matter. He chooses from both "timeless classics [and] the latest crop of credit crunch chronicles. " It's an interesting list because it's from a newspaper that leans to the left side of the British political spectrum, providing a perspective from the side of the aisle that doesn't speak up on business books as often. Read more


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Publisher Penguin Books
Publish date 10/01/2009
Pages 448
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ISBN-10 0143116177
Language English

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