"Colossus" by Niall Ferguson Why America is an empire in everything but name, and what that denial is costing the country.
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa By Dambisa Moyo
Recommended by friend:: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. Niall Ferguson
"Money is about trust, faith, trust in the govt issuing the money, the recipient has to believe in it." -Niall Ferguson
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World by Niall Ferguson Epsd. 1-5 (Full Documentary)
The classic history of money - The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
From Peter Frankopan to Niall Ferguson, authors behind a slew of new books take a time or place in history and work their way out to a global view.
Great book on the rise (and possible fall) of the West--great history lessons to be learned!
The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die/Niall Ferguson
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo http://www.amazon.com/dp/0374532125/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4akdvb0P8MPP0