8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Hardcover)
This is one of the best books I have read so far this year. It is well-written and interesting and I felt no need to have seen the TV series (I didn't). The only reason for giving it four stars rather than five is that his criticism of those responsible for what has happened recently was somewhat veiled and a bit politically correct. That said, I suppose a lot of it was written before the full picture of the calamity currently afflicting us had emerged. Nevertheless, I learnt a few things and enjoyed it at the same time.