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The Resource Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold, [Sterling & Peggy Seagrave]

Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold, [Sterling & Peggy Seagrave]

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Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold
Title
Gold warriors
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America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold
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[Sterling & Peggy Seagrave]
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Gold warriors
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Americas secret recovery of Yamashitas gold
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep the riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight the Cold War." "Overseen by General Douglas MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this "Black Gold" gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, to fund covert operations, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Seagrave, a freelance investigative journalist, offers an account of the secret collaboration between the CIA and the criminal underworld in Japan and other countries to use large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure to fund covert CIA activity. He shows how this "Black Gold" gave the CIA virtually limitless, unaccountable funds to bribe political and military leaders, fund covert operations, and manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than 50 years. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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170009
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UKM
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Seagrave, Sterling
Dewey number
940 5314
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Seagrave, Peggy
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Japan
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adult
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America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold
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Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold, [Sterling & Peggy Seagrave]
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Publication
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000025046717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 p.
Isbn
9781859845424
Label
Gold warriors : America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold, [Sterling & Peggy Seagrave]
Publication
Control code
000025046717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 332 p.
Isbn
9781859845424

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