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  • Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation ... he writes with splendid panache

    The Times
  • One of the world's leading historians

    Hamish McRae, Independent
  • [Praise for The Ascent of Money] Beautifully written... Breathtakingly clever

    Martin Van Weyer, Sunday Telegraph
  • [Praise for The Ascent of Money] The tales he tells of boom and bust, of triumph and disaster, of bubbles that inflate... are the very essence of financial history

    Bill Emmott, Financial Times
  • [Praise for The Ascent of Money] An often enlightening and enjoyable tour through the underside of great events, a lesson in how the most successful great powers have always been underpinned by smart money

    Robert Skidelsky, New York Review of Books

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