Niall Ferguson is Professor of Political and Financial History at Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Economics at the Stern Business School, New York University.
The Cash Nexus, Allen Lane, 2001
The House of Rothschild, Penguin 2000
When I began work on the history of the Rothschild family I was not myself an investor. Naturally, I hoped that studying the correspondence of the nineteenth century’s richest dynasty would reveal to me the secret of their success and endow me with the Midas touch. I certainly learned a great deal in the bank’s immense archives, but I ...