The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Hardcover, Large Print)

A Financial History of the World

By Niall Ferguson

Thorndike Press, 9781410415332, 647pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

February 2009 Indie Next List

“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
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Ferguson tells the human story behind the evolution of money, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest Wall Street upheavals. The author shows that finance is, in fact, the foundation of human progress.