The History of Money - Jack Weatherford

The History of Money

By Jack Weatherford

  • Release Date: 1997-01-28
  • Genre: Economics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 7 Ratings)


In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity. 25,000 print.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • The History of Money

    By seavan
    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.