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Two sides to the coin : a history of gold

Author: Adam Wasserman
Publisher: Sarasota, FL : Adam Wasserman, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Traces the history of gold throughout the world from antiquity to the early twenty-first century, describing its value to humanity, and discussing its usage in art, jewelry, palaces, temples, and tombs, along with the role it has played in historic events.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Wasserman
ISBN: 9781449555382 1449555381
OCLC Number: 681966964
Description: 246 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The Metal of Gods and Kings: Gold in the Rise of Civilization --
Gold in the Rise and Decline of the Roman Empire --
"At All Costs, Get Gold": Europe's Gold Frenzy --
Globalization through Gold: The 19th Century Gold Rushes --
The Cross of Gold: Nationalism, Capitalism, Imperialism, and the Gold Standard --
The Curse of King Midas: Gold and the Great Depression --
Dethroning Gold: From Bretton Woods to the Present.
Responsibility: Adam Wasserman.

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Traces the history of gold throughout the world from antiquity to the early twenty-first century, describing its value to humanity, and discussing its usage in art, jewelry, palaces, temples, and tombs, along with the role it has played in historic events.

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