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The Resource One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries, James Ledbetter

One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries, James Ledbetter

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One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries
Title
One nation under gold
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how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries
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James Ledbetter
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eng
Summary
"Worshiped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an irrational influence on the national psyche for centuries. It is an existential quest that extends to today, as millions of investors remain entranced by the metal, and as right-wing presidential candidates present it as the antidote to our economic woes. Acclaimed author James Ledbetter traces the origins of our national obsession, reavealing how gold's sacred status dates from precolonial days when conquistadors fanatically searched the New World for the gilded city of El Dorado. From William Jennings Bryan's legendary Cross of Gold speech of 1896, to FDR's ban on private gold ownership, to Nixon's 1971 decision to float the dollar and detach it from gold, Ledbetter's 'really superb treatment' (Julian Zelizer) expertly explores the controversies around this hallowed metal, investigating for the first time what our centuries-long fixation ultimately reveals about the American identity."--Container
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Ledbetter, James
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332.4/2220973
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Read by Jonathan Yen
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Yen, Jonathan
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  • Gold
  • Gold standard
  • Gold
  • Gold standard
  • United States
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One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries, James Ledbetter
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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1897554
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4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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12 audio discs (14.5 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781681686653
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unknown
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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  • s
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9781681686653
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CD audio, digital
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unknown
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (Sirsi) i9781681686653
  • (OCoLC)970684322
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Label
One nation under gold : how one precious metal has dominated the American imagination for four centuries, James Ledbetter
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897554
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681686653
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
unknown
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781681686653
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681686653
  • (OCoLC)970684322
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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