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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

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Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: The Penguin Press

Year Printed: 2008

Edition: First

Printing: First

Condition: Fine

eBook: Google eBook

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Pages: 442

Height: 9.25 inches

Width: 6.5 inches

Notes: Hardcover; Dust Jacket

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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