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Gods of Money [Kindle Edition]

F. William Engdahl
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Book Description

The dollar financial system of Wall Street was born not at a conference in Bretton Woods New Hampshire in 1944. It was born in the first days of August, 1945 with the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that point the world was in no doubt who was the power to reckon with. This book is no ordinary book about money and finance. Rather it traces the history of money as an instrument of power; it traces the evolution of that power in the hands of a tiny elite that regards themselves as, quite literally, gods-The Gods of Money. How these gods abused their power and how they systematically set out to control the entire world is the subject.

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About the Author

F. William Engdahl is author and geopolitical risk advisor who has written the international best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order. His book, ‘Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, deals with the Pentagon agenda of global hegemony in the post-Cold War era. In his Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation he traces the effort to control the global food chain. He may be reached through his website,

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  • File Size: 1990 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3981326318
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y4F4EE
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94 of 94 people found the following review helpful
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William Engdahl's books should have two Cautions; the first, don't start this book unless you have enough time on your hands to finish the book. When you first start reading "Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century" you are quickly engrossed in the main subject of the book, "The power that Wall Street exerts over Washington and even the whole world."

"Gods of Money" is difficult to put down. Each chapter seems to be more revealing than the next. It begins with a not too distant history that predates the Federal Reserve and traces things up to current times. The book is very enlightening regarding the history of power, the way it evolved and how it continues to influence our lives currently.

Unlike many books (here I don't want to single out any author) that asks open ended questions like "Could the huge drawings at Nazca, Peru that can only be seen from the air be a type of signal for visitors from outer space?" when Engdahl presents events, documents or quotations they are carefully and fully documented at the end of each chapter. If you wish to know more on a particular subject then you simply look up the well documented reference (endnote) at the end of the chapter.

The second Caution would be that if you are not prepared to have an experience similar to what transpires with puppies between week one and week two (their eyes are opened) then you should exercise caution regarding the reading of this book.

Most people think that their lives are like a particle in a Brownian movement, buffeted all around by the vicissitudes of life. When you read this book you will understand that life is not like this at all. There are powerful forces that are truly in control just not overt or blatant.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where to from here? June 10, 2010
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Being 76 years old I have been aware, incrementally, of the sea of greed and corruption our country has been sailing in for most of its history. It is very uncomfortable for me to admit that the crimes committed in the name of Democracy and Freedom are no more than propaganda, bought and paid for with the lives and blood of the citizens not privileged enough to be in the top $250,000/per year income bracket. Our modern elementary education system teaches nothing that protects our kids from the perils and pitfalls of life under the military/industrial/financial/media complex that passes for government in my country.

"Gods of Money", shows that this corrupt system has been around for a long time and its existance cannot be justified by the day dreams of mythologists like Ayn Rand, or snake oil salesmen like Limburger.

I would only hope that this book sheds enough light on our hypocracies that the younger generation can use that light to reveal the path to true government of, by, and for the People of the United States.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
The latest work by writer/analyst F.William Engdahl is essential reading for those who wish to have a greater and more comprehensive understanding of the history and machinations of Wall Street and the promoters of the American Empire. Using his keen research skills and ability to write for the technical as well as the layman audience Mr. Engdahl continues his dissection and explanation of how The Powers That Be control and manipulate the fundamentals of our western society.

Following his previous books: A Century of War, Seeds of Destruction and Full Spectrum Dominance, Gods of Money takes a hard look at the key players and events many of us have only just started to recognize during the past few years of our global fiscal crisis. In this very timely book Mr. Engdahl explains how the elites of finance and government have cleverly played the game of central banks, creation of money, derivatives, and debt to our detriment.

I highly recommend this valuable new book.
Two thumbs up again, Mr.Engdahl!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
William Engdahl's latest book is another awesome exploration and explanation of the boldness and failings of Anglo-American global strategy over most of the past century and a half. Engdahl recalls in his introduction a statement from the 1970's attributed to then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a protégé of the powerful Rockefeller circles, in which he declared, "If you control the oil, you control entire nations; if you control the food, you control the people; if you control the money, you control the entire world."

With Gods of Money, Engdahl completes the trilogy, which with A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order, and Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation explores the ways in which the Rockefellers and the people around them would appear to have sought to control oil, food and money in seeking to establish their sense of global order.

For anyone interested in the contemporary world, its politics and its tragedies, Engdahl's books are obligatory reading. He explains the reasons for linking Abraham Lincoln's assassination to British and European banking interests but shows how, as wealth concentrated into the hands of a few American families, notably those of the Morgans and Rockefellers, the United States developed a remarkable strategy that concentrated power through the mastery of global finance, backed by military expedience. Like a growing number of other writers, however, he leaves no doubt that this strategy has run into serious troubles, devastating Americans as much as the intended subjects of American Empire, or of a New American Century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know the nature of the Deep ...
If you want to know the nature of the Deep State and how it impacts our lives, here it is !!!!
Published 7 days ago by GoDark
5.0 out of 5 stars IF you want to know about where your money came ...
IF you want to know about where your money came from, and who owns it, look to this book. Who controls the money, controls the world. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Colin Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
William Engdahl is a scholar of great quality and I have several of his books and articles.
Published 4 months ago by junella haynes
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Published 9 months ago by Pablo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Met expectations.
Published 10 months ago by ThePrize
5.0 out of 5 stars Brokers of Misery
Ever wonder why every generation: Must experience the horrors of war? Must live through the vicissitudes of economic booms and busts? Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dr. T
3.0 out of 5 stars worth reading in spite of its shortcomings
Engdahl has written an interesting book. It is an excellent general history of the self-proclaimed ruling elite working behind the scene to control the U.S. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ta
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book exposing the money trust ruling America
I liked the historical overview showing how the original American ideas of national development and republican principles were gradually usurped in favor of imperialism and finance... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rafiq
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing !
Mr. Engdahl has another 5 Star Book in my opinion. He takes a look into the "Mammoonish" forces that run our planet. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ms.Beyonce
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads Like A Novel
I think this is one of the authors best books. I found it gripping and in a way terrifying in its conclusions, which I so happen to agree with and has caused a rather bad taste in... Read more
Published 16 months ago by John Donohue
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