John Fleherty has the gift for organization of factual material into a for that is as good reading as an adventure story. And that is an achievement, with a subject that seems at first thought to be as dull as money. This is its story -- let's say it's a biography of money, from its earliest manifestations, in barter, up to the present operations of a world on credit. Legends, folk lore, anecdotal material, the stories back of expressions we all use unwittingly (two bit -- greenback -- etc.), this is an absorbingly interesting angle on world civilization in terms of the stuff that makes the wheels go round.