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The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

by Niall Ferguson

eBook
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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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 27, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781440654022
  • Release date: November 13, 2008

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781440654022
  • File size: 4253 KB
  • Release date: November 13, 2008


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History Nonfiction

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English

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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