From an email.
Dweebs: did you read The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson? It is hilariously a trilogy of huge thousand page doorstop sized books...about the feud between Leibniz & Newton over who invented calculus.
It also involves Isaac Newton putting on disguises to bust counterfitting rings, which sounds ridiculous until you look into it & find out that...Isaac Newton really did wear disguises & infiltrate gangs of counterfitters!
Also it involves the invention of the idea of national debt & the idea to start a corporation.