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The Ascent of Money

Niall Ferguson

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Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot. Call if what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the back-story to all history.

From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts as it's never been told before.

With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there's never been a better time to understand the ascent - and descent - of money.

'Beautifully written ... Breathtakingly clever' Sunday Telegraph

'A lucid and racy account of financial history' New Statesman

'A fine, readable and entertaining history' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

'The tales he tells of boom and bust, of triumph and disaster, of bubbles that inflate ... are the very essence of financial history' Bill Emmott, Financial Times

'An often enlightening and enjoyable tour through the underside of great events, a lesson in how the most successful great powers have always been underpinned by smart money' Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books

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Autor

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson é um dos historiadores mais reputados da Grã-Bretanha. É professor de História, titular da Cátedra Laurence A. Tisch, na Universidade de Harvard, investigador principal da Hoover Institution, Universidade de Stanford, e professor convidado da Universidade de Tsinghua, em Pequim. Publicou os livros Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, High Financier, Civilization e The Great Degeneration, entre outros.
Também escreveu e apresentou seis séries televisivas, de muito êxito, no Channel Four: Empire, American Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, Civilization e China: Triumph and Turmoil. Em 2009, The Ascent of Money ganhou um International Emmy for Best Documentary. Kissinger, um filme de longa-metragem baseado nas suas entrevistas com Henry Kissinger, ganhou o prémio de melhor documentário no New York Film Festival. Entre os seus muitos prémios e distinções contam-se o Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), o Hayek Prize of Lifetime Achievement (2012) e o Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).

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