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Heroes and Villains of Finance The 50 Most Colourful Characters in The History of Finance
Book Parade | 15 July 2015

By: Adam Baldwin
Published by: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 978-1-119-03899-3
Paper, 216 pages
June 2015
List price (with GST): $30.98

There continues to be real interest in the larger than life characters who have shaped and continue to populate the financial world and who by their actions, whether positive or negative, shape the world that we live in. It is this fascination with the universe of money that the book taps into.

Heroes and Villains of Finance documents the great innovators, thought leaders, journalists and rebels in an attempt to single out some of the people responsible for the world that we live in today.

The book presents the 50 most significant and colourful characters in the history of finance and describes their impact not only on the financial system, but also on the course of human history. The characters include:
• The Knights Templar
• The Rothschild Family
• Charles Ponzi
• Deng Xiaoping
• Ronald Reagan

It is, in the public eye, a ‘trending topic’ given the success of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. The book will be of interest to a global audience (and includes many international characters).

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