Why did I love this book?
It may seem odd to apply the word “thrilling” to an account of price movements through history. But for me, this book was one exciting “Aha!” moment after another. Fischer is a wonderful, whimsical writer, but he is also a brilliant historian who sees how the rhythms of the human economy – buying, selling, saving, spending – shape both the future and our understanding of the past. A truly surprising, brilliant book!