This is not my usual style of book.My accountant husband urged me to read it (after I failed to read another book of Galbraith's—The Great Crash, I believe it was).This book was short and a fast-paced read, essential if I'm going to read some non-fiction book about financial matters.

I flew through this book and it was a big eye-opener.I knew some of the history included but Galbraith lays out the similarities of various economic crises to show how (clichéd though it may sound) history repeats itself.It was of course an extremely timely read considering recent financial upheavals, though it was published in the early '90s.

I recommend this book if you want some insight into how greed and hubris affects markets again and again.