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The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

By: "Bernstein, Peter L."

Price: $8.45

Publisher: Wiley:

Seller ID: 9780471003786

ISBN: 0471003786

Condition: very good


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 asset: gold. From the ancient fascinations of Moses and Midas through the modern convulsions caused by the gold standard and its aftermath, gold has led many of its most eager and proud possessors to a bad end. Gold had them, rather than the other way around. And while the same cycle of obsession and desperation may reverberate in today's fast-moving, electronically-driven stock markets, the role of... View more info