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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 27, 2009
Pages 442
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143116172
ISBN-10 0143116177
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency

In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens.
 
The Ascent of Money reveals finance as the backbone of history, casting a new light on familiar events: the Renaissance enabled by Italian foreign exchange dealers, the French Revolution traced back to a stock market bubble, the 2008 crisis traced from America's bankruptcy capital, Memphis, to China's boomtown, Chongqing. We may resent the plutocrats of Wall Street but, as Ferguson argues, the evolution of finance has rivaled the importance of any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. Indeed, to study the ascent and descent of money is to study the rise and fall of Western power itself.

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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (May 15, 2009)
9781410415332 | details & prices | 647 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $31.95
About: Bread, cash, dough, loot, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters.
from Penguin Pr (November 13, 2008)
9781594201929 | details & prices | 441 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Watch the PBS program based on The Ascent of Money.
from Gardners Books (October 30, 2008)
9781846141065 | details & prices | 464 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $44.45
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin USA (October 27, 2009)
9780143116172 | details & prices | 442 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrencyIn this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens.
from Gardners Books (June 4, 2009)
9780141035482 | details & prices | 448 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.20
About: Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot.
Miscellaneous
from Penguin USA (November 13, 2008)
9781440653988 | details & prices | 448 pages | List price $9.99

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