The Ascent of Money
A Financial History of the World
Publication Date: July 2009
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“How did we get into the current economic mess? Niall Ferguson explains all -- from ancient Mesopotamia to the collapse of Lehman Brothers -- and in The Ascent of Money he makes financial history read like a thriller.”
-- Sue Barnett, Hamish & Henry Booksellers Inc., Livingston Manor, NY
Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.