Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 19.44
  • List Price: CDN$ 31.00
  • You Save: CDN$ 11.56 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis Hardcover – Nov 15 2011


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 19.44
CDN$ 10.04 CDN$ 9.72

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this book with The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System CDN$ 20.69

Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis + The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
Price For Both: CDN$ 40.13

Show availability and shipping details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover; 1 edition (Nov. 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591844495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591844495
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.3 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 10 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian Robertson TOP 100 REVIEWER on Oct. 27 2012
Format: Paperback
James Rickards has combined a thought provoking mix of history, economics, current events, and his own experience to produce a fascinating and thought provoking book. As the title suggests, it focuses on the relative value of the US dollar versus other currencies, and the possible and probable outcomes of the current fiscal and monetary policies (the so-called ‘wars’) of major economies. Crisply written with just the right level of theory to prove points without dragging the reader into detailed economic formulas.

Rickards provides an historical overview, drawing important lessons and debunking some myths from the gold standard era, two previous currency war eras (post WWI and 1967-1987), and the recent rise of the G20, globalization and state capital. For example, he debunks the myth that German hyperinflation in 1921 was to devalue war debts; rather it was an effort to spur an export led economic recovery when no other options were acceptable. Lessons abound in thinking of who fared better than whom in that era; debtors, and owners of businesses, real property, and foreign assets far outpaced people on a fixed income or with simple savings accounts. With respect to recent history, Rickards is outstanding in highlighting recent news items such as Gazprom’s shutting the valve on Ukraine’s natural gas lines and China’s and Russia’s statements and actions with respect to developing an alternative reserve currency.

Rickards shows the weaknesses in monetarism and Keynesianism, and then introduces complexity theory, in which increasingly complex systems - societies and financial institutions to name but two - require exponentially higher levels of energy to sustain.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael F. Almon on Dec 15 2011
Format: Hardcover
With no prior "economics" courses some of the terms and phrases are a bit daunting but this book is a very exciting but worrisome treatise on what has been happening in the world with the use and abuse of fiat currency within countries and between countries and how really bad things may yet get. Even in spite of my lack of prior understanding the book was one I couldn't put down!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Werner G. Matzeit on May 4 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A must read for everyone who does not want to be caught with the pants down . Most people are living in a dream world seduced by the normality bias . Wake up from the deep slumber America , it is time
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Galt on May 3 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a must read for anyone who wants to clearly understand what is happening to the value of your money and what the various governments are doing to destroy it. If you read no other book about your financial well being, this book must be read. It is not overly complicated and it does not speak at a nonsense PHD level to impress. It is clear, concise and extremely educational. Best read on this timely subject matter by far...
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James Turk on Nov. 20 2011
Format: Hardcover
It was my good fortune to receive an advance copy of Jim Rickards' new book, Currency Wars. It is a great book, and I highly recommend it.

The book is split into three parts, with the first part being almost surreal because it reads more like a novel than non-fiction. It details Rickards' participation in an exercise at the Warfare Analysis Laboratory near Washington D.C. This group is one of the Defense Department's leading venues for war games and strategic planning, but in a first-ever event, the game in which Rickards joined was not a war-fighting simulation. Rather, several dozen people from the military, academic and intelligence communities fought a global financial war using currencies and capital markets to support national interests. Rickards and two colleagues were invited to give the simulation some real-world, Wall Street expertise about markets, which they certainly did.

I guarantee that when you start reading this part, you won't put the book down until you learn the outcome of the war. It reads better than a suspense novel, even though the ending is somewhat anti-climactic and predictable. While I won't spoil it for you by divulging the ending, I will note that gold has a big role to play. In fact, gold reappears throughout the whole book.

In the second section, Rickards analyzes the first two currency wars (CWI and CWII). He provides an interesting historical account of the global monetary twists and turns, ups and downs that marked much of the twentieth century, with keen insight into the motivations why these currency wars were fought. CWI lasted from 1921 to 1936.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback