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Publisher Description

“If you’re interested in the revolutionary transformation of the meaning and use of money, this is the book to read!”—Charles R. Schwab

Cultural anthropologist Jack Weatherford traces our relationship with money, from primitive man’s cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange. The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives—economic, political, and personal.
 
“A fascinating book about the force that makes the world go round—the dollars, pounds, francs, marks, bahts, ringits, kwansas, levs, biplwelles, yuans, quetzales, pa’angas, ngultrums, ouguiyas, and other 200-odd brand names that collectively make up the mysterious thing we call money.”—Los Angeles Times

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
1997
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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The History of Money

This is a great book. Mr. Weatherford's style is very refreshing. Each chapter begins with a homily that sets up the concepts to follow. It makes it very easy to get a grasp on long forgotten ideas of value and how that relates to modern money.

How good do I think it is? It was loaned to me by someone who really liked it. After returning it I bought it for myself. I recommend this book often and have yet to get a bad response. And no, I do not loan out my copy.

Mr. Weatherford really puts the reader in place in history. I never knew money could be so interesting.
FYI: the Ghengis Kahn book is super too.

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