Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Obscure book by British adviser becomes cult hit after Warren Buffett tip - Telegraph


OK, so I'm a sucker for books recommended by Warren Buffett.

But in this case I might just have to wait.

According to this story in this morning's London Telegraph, Mr. Buffett has been recommending this book about the collapse of the Germany's Weimar Republic in the 1920's. There are actually other books that have been released in the past year or so about the economies in the 1920's and 1930's - notably Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed - but none carry the imprimatur of the Greatest Investor Who Ever Lived.

So after reading this short article (link below) I went to Amazon.com to see just how much it might cost.

Obscure book by British adviser becomes cult hit after Warren Buffett tip - Telegraph

Problem is, the hardcover version of this "instant" classic (which was actually published in 1975) is a cool $800. The paperback can be yours for "only" $39.

http://www.amazon.com/When-money-dies-nightmare-collapse/dp/0718302141/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1279024796&sr=1-1

For the time being, then, I think I'll just have to wait until the Kindle version comes out.