on 9 September 2001
This is a book that provides a real insight into the workings, both discrete and indiscrete, of the world financial markets. Don't be too surprised at aspects, and moralities, that you had only guessed at before. This book lays them bare!
on 29 June 2005
Ferguson has produced a work of great scholarship. A condensed version would be a fascinating read for those less interested in detailed financial history and more in the social and political aspects. For the rest of us, the time taken for careful reading of every word is repaid many times over in fascination with the intricacies of the world of the Rothschilds. The author admits that recent years are somewhat of a summary rather than detailed research which must be for another writer. Someone please step forward!