The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Version: Unabridged
Author: Niall Ferguson
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Genres: Business & Economics, History
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: December 2008
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.

Reviews (2)

Informative Read

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on March 2nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found this book interesting and informative from beginning to end. The many statistics quoted are interesting in themselves and help the author make his case. I did find that catching all of it was impossible while driving in traffic. Someday, I'll listen to this one again in order to understand it more thoroughly.


Written by Anonymous on August 6th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A fascinating book--interesting and informative! Highly recommended!

Author Details

Author Details

Ferguson, Niall

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a senior research fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of "The House of Rothschild" and "Colossus,"