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The Resource The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world, William L. Silber

The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world, William L. Silber

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The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world
Title
The story of silver
Title remainder
how the white metal shaped America and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
William L. Silber
Title variation
Silver
Title variation remainder
how the white metal shaped America and the modern world
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. FDR pumped up the price of silver to help jump start the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, but this move weakened China, which was then on the silver standard, and facilitated Japan's rise to power before World War II. Bunker Hunt went on a silver-buying spree during the 1970s to protect himself against inflation and triggered a financial crisis that left him bankrupt. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver's thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century
Summary
The story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the 19th century to hard asset today shows how the manipulations of white metal in the 1930s and 1970s altered the course of history and guides economic and political decisions today
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10759214
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Silber, William L
Dewey number
332.6328
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Silver
  • Silver
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how the white metal shaped America and the modern world
Label
The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world, William L. Silber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065009139
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 340 pages
Isbn
9780691175386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1032725653
Label
The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world, William L. Silber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065009139
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 340 pages
Isbn
9780691175386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1032725653

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