The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Read by Simon Prebble (less over-emotive than when he narrates historical romance). I listened to this in a break from the audiobook of Thomas Piketty's much more dense and demanding Captital in the 21st Century. I don't know why I'm on an money kick right now. I seem to recall there's some reason...
I was hoping for an overview of the development of the concept of money itself. Instead, I got a handful of (not necessarily accurate) anecdotes about markets. On the plus side, the book is an easy read and fairly entertaining.
just started listening to it. The tone is highbrow and off-putting but the content is good so far****Ok, so I got the book out of the library because the audio book was too detailed. That is one problem with audiobooks, you can't skim easily. Anyway, I have struggled to finish this book and eventual...
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