The Ascent of MoneyThe Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great history of the financial industry. Niall Ferguson makes what could be very dry reading exciting and interesting.

Very helpful for understanding how important finance is to all of history. For example, the failure of Southern cotton bonds was crucial in the victory of the North over the South because the South could no longer raise funds.

Well worth a read. Enjoy!

Peter Scholtens

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