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Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century Paperback – May 3, 2010
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"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.Read more ›
"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.
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!
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.Read more ›
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Should be required reading in schools. Thank you taking time to research and write this eye opening book Mr. Engdahl.Published 7 months ago by NomadicLuxury
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 morePublished 12 months ago by Colin Quinn
Ever wonder why every generation: Must experience the horrors of war? Must live through the vicissitudes of economic booms and busts? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dr. T
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 morePublished 21 months ago by ta
Mr. Engdahl has another 5 Star Book in my opinion. He takes a look into the "Mammoonish" forces that run our planet. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ms.Beyonce
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 morePublished on January 30, 2014 by John Donohue
I thoroughly enjoyed Engdahl's "God's of Money."
He walked through the history of the "Street" and how
the Wall Street denizens have consistently... Read more