Though I'm not sure Mr. Blankenship can truly predict when things will get back to "normal" - and I'm almost as certain it will be a new "normal" when it gets here, his coverage of the history of economy is broad and comprehensive. Oh, you won't be a PHD in Finance when you're finished with it, but you will absolutely understand many driving forces you probably were not aware of.
And who wants to be a Finance guy anyway? I mean if you want a job where you get paid to be wrong, be a weatherman. (Really, no offense meant to Finance guys or Weathermen, and I mean guys to mean people and Weathermen to include Weatherwomen, but that sounds a little awkward.)
So why only four stars? I'm getting picky about Ebooks. The author needs to pay a little better attention to formatting. At least one my reader this book is entirely bold face, which is distracting to me. The material is fine - the formatting could use a good scrubbing.
Want to get a good idea of the driving forces behind what is happening with our money (and in the world's economy as well?). Get this book. You will be glad you did.