The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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By (author) Niall Ferguson

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 220mm x 28mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 27 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143116177
  • ISBN 13: 9780143116172
  • Edition statement: Trade Paperback.
  • Sales rank: 6,917

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In 'The Ascent of Money', Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history.

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Niall Ferguson 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," 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 British television: "Empire," "American Colossus," and, most recently, "The War of the World."

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" Before regulators throw block trades, bond swaps, bridge financing, butterfly spreads and Black-Scholes out with the bathwater, they should find time to read Niall Ferguson's "The Ascent of Money"." -"The Wall Street Journal" "[An] excellent, just in time guide to the history of finance and financial crisis." -"The Washington Post" " Shrewdly anticipates many aspects of the current financial crisis, which has toppled banks, precipitated gigantic government bailouts and upended global markets." -Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"