Nonfiction Book Review: War and Gold: A 500-year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Kwasi Kwarteng. PublicAffairs, $28.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-58648-768-3

The title’s implications aside, this is really a history of money—thoroughly satisfying and remarkably accessible. Aiming to explain today’s international financial turmoil, British historian and Cons
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