Niall Ferguson

Reviews of books by this author:

The Ascent of Money

This is a history of money. Why it developed, how various financial products came to be, and the events that affected the markets. There’s some interesting tales, including a few I hadn’t heard before. Funny how money played a more significant role than you’ve been led to believe in some world events (notably wars and – Read the rest of this review

Civilization: The West and the Rest

It’s fairly undisputed the West has led the world in practically everything for as long as anyone can remember, but as we approach a time when other world powers appear to be rising to threaten that dominance, Ferguson looks back at why the West has been so successful. It wasn’t always the case with the – Read the rest of this review