Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist - Thomas Levenson An interesting view of Isaac Newton, one very different form anything I had seen before -- though to be fair my experience with Newton prior to reading this book was purely school-girl textbooks and the iconic picture of a man sitting under an apple tree. It's also an interesting and engaging history of banking, from coins to paper money to company stock. Well worth a read, though it can be slow and sloggy at times.