The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (MP3 CD)
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January 2009 Indie Next List
“How did we get into the current economic mess? Niall Ferguson explains all -- from ancient Mesopotamia to the collapse of Lehman Brothers -- and in The Ascent of Money he makes financial history read like a thriller.”
— Sue Barnett, Hamish & Henry Booksellers Inc., Livingston Manor, NY
Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.
About the Author
Niall Ferguson is Professor of Political and Financial History, Jesus College, Oxford.
Simon Prebble has worked extensively on British and American television as both actor and narrator.
"There is an ease to [Ferguson's] prose that leaves this complicated subject interesting to and approachable by any general [listener]." ---Booklist Starred Review