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 What s , he reveals financial history as the essential back story behind all history

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  1. Hasan Hasan says:

    Possibly the most engaging and interesting historical book I have ever come across From very early to until the end, the story of money is exciting and page turning Would strongly recommend to anyone even if this may not be your typical book.

  2. Doctor and devoted Dad Doctor and devoted Dad says:

    The Ascent of Money is a wonderful discussion of the evolution of money, though sadly 8years old now It provides an essential lens for the understanding of political events, which are usually hugely influenced by financial considerations, even if these factors later escape historians who are seduced by personalities and battles Niall Ferguson has an intrinsic right wing perspective but this is not overbearing.

  3. AD AD says:

    The author has done an excellent job here, tracing the role of money in our lives right back to the earliest times History has shown that our financial system is far from perfect, with booms, busts and various crises The section concerning the sub prime mortgage crash is particularly interesting because I think we are still feeling the effects of it today A lot of food for thought here and I enjoyed reading it very much.

  4. Brawny Withed Brawny Withed says:

    An interesting look into the finanical world and History of Money The author makes a potentially boring subject accessible and interesting I certianly came away from reading the book better informed and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in History, Finance and Politics.

  5. RR Waller RR Waller says:

    As an economic historian and now a television and publishing star, he gives value for money this is the book to accompany his latest Channel Four programme of the same name.After a long introduction, he looks at the possibility of and the idealistic notion of a moneyless world Quoting Engels and Marx, he examines historically Humankind s early years and the idealistic communist societies in which goods will be freely available and free of charge before concluding a moneyless world would be far worse than today s This leads naturally to the rise of the banking and bond world.He looks closely at what he sees as the unusual worlds of hedging, stock markets, financial bubbles and so on in which, quoting Skilling, the ex Enron chief, all that matters is money You buy loyalty with money.In chapters entitled Safe as Houses and From Empire to Chimerica , he examines modern financial phenomena At 450 pages, it is a thorough examination of our use of money and, although readers may not agree on his conclusions or some of his facts, it is an interesting, challenging re examination of dosh, loot, lucre, the root of all evil or the secret to happiness.