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ISBN: 1846141923 / ISBN-13: 9781846141928

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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From the bestselling author of "Empire", Niall Ferguson's "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World" shows that the history of money is ... Show synopsis

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  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Allen Lane) – Paperback (2008)
    by Niall Ferguson

    The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    Paperback, Allen Lane
    2008
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    448 pages

    ISBN: 1846141923
    ISBN-13: 9781846141928

    Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. With the clarity and verve for which he is famed, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential story behind all history. He explains why the origins of the French Revolution lie in a stock market bubble caused by ... Show more

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