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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
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
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YDX
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Silber, William L
Dewey number
332.63/28
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HG301
LC item number
.S55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hunt, Bunker
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Silver
  • Silver
  • United States
  • Silver
  • Silver industry
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Hunt, Nelson Bunker
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D
  • Economic history
  • Silver
  • Silver
  • United States
  • Silver (metal.)
  • Silver
  • Finance and Accounting
Target audience
general
Label
The story of silver : how the white metal shaped America and the modern world, William L. Silber
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032725653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 340 pages
Isbn
9780691175386
Lccn
2018941299
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1032725653
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 340 pages
Isbn
9780691175386
Lccn
2018941299
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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