Beautifully paced, dramatically subtle and psychologically shrewd, this is Ferguson at his finest (Peter Stormonth Darling Spectator
Ferguson is a talented writer, capable of grace and insight, but it is his ability as a historian that shows most strongly in High Financier
(T. J. Stiles The Washington Post Sunday
Its many finance lessons aside, High Financier
is a pleasure to read simply as a work of literary skill. It is not only prodigiously researched but also splendidly written-clear and vivid and precise, perhaps even of enough merit to satisfy a word-stickler like Siegmund Warburg (Wall Street Journal
A timely, original and engaging biography of Siegmund Warburg (Sathnam Sanghera The Times
This book is both a notable contribution to economic history and a fascinating portrait (Geoffrey Owen Telegraph
About the Author
is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild
, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire
, The War of the World
and The Ascent of Money.
He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world.