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    DescriptionBread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In "The Ascent of Money", Niall Ferguson shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history. From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the French Revolution, from the bonds that fueled Britain's war effort to the Wall Street Crash and today's meltdown, this is the story of boom and bust as it's never been told before. Whether you're scraping by or rolling in it, there's no better time to understand the ascent of money.


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    Title
    The Ascent of Money
    Subtitle
    A Financial History of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niall Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141035482
    ISBN 10: 014103548X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Libri: ENGM2000, WIRT7000
    DC22: 330.9
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: GELD3000, MONE7000, P0042078, VALU5000, WAEH7528
    Thema V1.0: NHB, KFF, KCZ
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    16 pp colour inset, integrated b/w
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He 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, Colossus and The War of the World, he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world.
    Review quote
    The hardback publication of Niall Ferguson's book was prophetic, but this edition - topped and tailed with a passionate, closely argued call for us to educate ourselves about financial markets - could not be more timely -- Tony Clements Telegraph Dazzling ... extraordinarily timely -- Martin Vander Weyer Spectator A whistle-stop tour of the historical events that gave us the financial system we have today ... To Niall Ferguson's list of talents we can now add great timing -- Stephanie Flanders Mail on Sunday Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation ... he writes with splendid panache Times Ferguson's powers are on formidable display -- Tristram Hunt Observer Wonderfully accessible ... Ferguson is spot on -- Allister Heath Literary Review A fine history ... told with verve and insight Daily Telegraph One of the world's leading historians -- Hamish McRae Independent