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Popes and Bankers

Popes and Bankers A Cultural History of Credit and Debt, from Aristotle to AIG

By Jack Cashill
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.55 Stars

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On 9/22 Butch Adams wrote: One of my hobbies is looking for connections between successful businesses and godly principles. Even if the business owners do not know it, they often used a philosophy found in the Proverbs or the Sermon on the Mount to lead their company. I am also somewhat of a history buff so the description of ... Book Review: Popes and Bankers

Butch's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/21 Henok Kidane wrote: Much more readable than its title would imply...      ...but not without its problems. Some were relatively minor - I didn't like the layout of the book, with such wide spaces and odd paragraph construction, and placing the footnotes at the end of the book made getting more information ... Book Review: Popes & Bankers by Jack Cashill

Henok's Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/21 Paul Burkhart wrote: In Popes & Bankers, Cashill attempts to look at the history of credit and debt from the ancient Hebrews in the Old Testament to the present financial crisis, focusing on the theme of "usury", the lending of money at fairly high interest rates. He concludes with some historically-informed ideas on how ... Really good, IF......

Paul's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/13 Loving Learning at Home wrote: I received the book Popes and Bankers by Jack Cashill to review for BookSneeze.  This is the first book that I have gotten.  I love to get new books and what better way to get them for free?   I have to admit that this book started out slow for me.  It tells about a woman who ... Popes and Bankers – Book review for Booksneeze

Loving Learning at Home's Rating:

3 Stars

On 11/29 Paul Burkhart wrote: Months ago, I wrote about Jack Cashill, a man whose conservative ideals go beyond mere political opinion into (what I feel is) blind paranoia. He is a trained American Historian whose favorite topic of writing, it seems, is finding new angles to historical events and creating new and cohesive narratives ... "Popes & Bankers" by Jack Cashill

Paul's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/16 Kara Lorin wrote: Whew! So it took how many months to render a review on this one. Popes and bankers is a good book to read if you are quick to adapt to history notes and dates. I also recommend this book if history is your favorite lesson way back in school. I give a five star for how the author put all of the pieces together. ... Popes and Bankers by John Cashill

Kara's Rating:

2 Stars

On 9/7 Channie wrote: I was a bit skeptical when I began this book. I am not very knowledgeable in financial history but found this book to be a big surprise. The author, Jack Cashill, managed to keep me interested in the topic and it turned out to be quite entertaining.It is a fascinating study on the topic even for the ... BookReview: "Popes and Bankers: A Cultural History of Credit and Debt, From Aristotle to AIG" By Jack Cashill

Channie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/31 Meredith Brocklebank wrote: Popes and Bankers  - A cultural history of credit and debit from Aristotle to AIG by Jack Cashill is full of stories about the greed of bankers and the interference of governments and politics in the practice of making profit. While the book is incredibly enjoyable to read, considering the subject matter, I could not help ... Popes & Bankers Review

Meredith's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/18 Kaaryn Sanon wrote: In Popes & Bankers: A Cultural History of Credit & Debt, from Aristotle to AIG, Jack Cashill attempts to answer questions regarding how the current economic crisis came to be and where all the problems began. Amidst any number of books addressing the same basic questions, Cashill takes a unique historical, ... Popes & Bankers by Jack Cashill

Kaaryn's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/15 tvjames wrote: I received this book from the publisher in exchange I was to review this book on two bookseller websites. To be honest, it took me several months to chew my way through this tome, and even longer to get around to posting my review. I'm torn. On one hand, the author has obviously really done his homework ... Not My Cup of Tea

tvjames' Rating:

3 Stars