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The power of gold : the history of an obsession

Author: Peter L Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume recounts the timeless story of our obsession with gold. Mixing myth, legend, and historical fact, the author looks at the people, places, and events that have evoked desperation and frustration in human behavior. Starting with a broad palette of colorful characters, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, King Midas, Alexander the Great, Emperor Justinian, the Inca Emperor Atahualpa, Martin Luther, Kublai Khan, Sir Isaac  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bernstein, Peter L.
Power of gold.
New York : Wiley, ©2000
(OCoLC)603867228
Online version:
Bernstein, Peter L.
Power of gold.
New York : Wiley, ©2000
(OCoLC)607709256
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Bernstein
ISBN: 0471252107 9780471252108 9780471003786 0471003786 0471436593 9780471436591
OCLC Number: 43936952
Description: xiv, 432 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The supreme possession --
Get gold at all hazards --
Midas's wish and the creatures of pure chance --
Darius's bathtub and the cackling of the geese --
The symbol and the faith --
Gold, salt, and the blessed town --
The legacy of Eoba, Babba, and Udd --
The great chain reaction --
The disintegrating age and the Kings' ransoms --
The sacred thirst --
The fatal poison and private money --
The Asian necropolis and Hien Tsung's inadvertent innovation --
The great recoinage and the last of the magicians --
The true doctrine and the great evil --
The new mistress and the cursed discovery --
The badge of honor --
The most stupendous conspiracy and the endless chain --
The Norman Conquest --
The end of the epoch --
The transcending value --
World War Eight and the thirty ounces of gold --
Epilogue: The supreme possession?
Responsibility: Peter L. Bernstein.
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In this exciting new book, Peter L. Bernstein, who chronicled the evolution of risk in his recent bestseller, Against the Gods, tells the story of history's most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious  Read more...

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"...It is a gripping work that conbines many strands of history, politcs and finance into a book of universal appeal." (Business Monthly, September 2001)

 
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