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Darkness Descends: Book Two of the Bankster Chronicles (Volume 2) Paperback – September 8, 2012
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History is written by the winners. - - - Napoleon
The U.S. Dollar is a paper currency. It is conjured from nothing and backed by nothing - and yet it is the reserve currency of the world.
History teaches that all paper currencies die. And as a paper currency, the Dollar will also die. But what does this mean, for each of us, and for the world? This is the question that has yet to be answered; for not in recorded history has the world ever experienced the death of the world's reserve currency!
This is the story of the Dollar's death. It's about the real world - the real world of banking and how it affects each of us in our daily lives. Unfortunately, the real world does not always lend itself to a simple plotline - and so this story is necessarily epic in scope.
The story has so far remained untold, and for several reasons:
· It pulls disparate subplots and events from a cross section of society, weaving them into a coherent whole. Most people may be aware of specific events from their own knowledge and experience; but may not tie in events from other (unseen) places.
· The story is about money and bankers. It is an arcane subject and considered by many to be either complex or boring.
· But the biggest reason this has not yet been told is that, with any war, the winners write the history books. And make no mistake. We are in a war - a war that's been fought nonstop for centuries. It is a war not just for power, or control, or territory . . . it is a war for humanity's soul. And so far, the bankers have been the 'winners'.
This story faithfully represents the events of history, while showing how the players (using fictional characters) may have created and/or dealt with these events. For example, circa 1650AD, the King of England really did confiscate personal wealth held by the Mint. Closer to home, JFK did indeed order the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam; and the U.S. Congress did indeed hold a closed session (circa March, 2008) where they talked about the destruction of the U.S. economy and how they would save themselves and their families. Further, the events surrounding the Liberty Dollar are a matter of recent history, and are shown by the various press releases contained herein.
Many books on money have been published. But they've generally recounted concepts and events in an objective and sterile fashion. But what about the people? What about those who fought, lived, triumphed, and perished? . . . this is their story.
About the Author
David Jewett works as a consultant and systems architect. A student of history and money, he has an extensive background in economics, monetary systems, rare coins, and precious metals. Jewett is also the author of the Lucius Jackson Mystery series. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
The two books - Edge of Darkness and Darkness Descends (Book One and Two of the Bankster Chronicles) - comprise a complete story, and it therefore makes sense to review the two novels together.
This story sheds sunlight into some very dark and corrupt corners of our world - the world of money, and the people who use their power over money to control us all! To this end, the author skillfully uses every day characters - average `Joes', if you will - to tell the story about the origins and mechanisms of the money systems and the world's power-brokers. I never really understood before where money came from or how we are controlled by the bankers; but the author chronicles this story in a way that makes it simple.
The author takes us on an intricate journey through time, beginning in 1650A.D. England where common hard working people were lured into trusting a depository system created by corrupt goldsmiths who were seeking to steal wealth from the sweat, labor, and innocent trust of the common folk. He skillfully weaves facts from economics and history into the story, providing a backdrop for believable and interesting characters - characters you'll come to hate, and characters you'll come to care about.
I learned a lot about economics that I had previously did not understood. I especially appreciated the footnotes which helped me to grasp certain events in history and how they have impacted my life and well-being today. My favorite character was Bo, a cat who watched the world change for the people in his neighborhood.
If you like history, current events, intrigue, action, and interesting characters who are willing to stand up for their rights and their principles, then I highly recommend this story. It is a good read, and it made me think about what I see happening in the world today.
Read both books.
The author tells tales of people and events, tying them together in a way that brings home the plight we're in. His characters - some are evil and vicious, while others are heroic - all feel real to me. Their individual stories provide a depth that is far greater than mere facts about money and economics. I feel for some of the characters, while others I can find only disgust.
With this book I learned some important lessons about money, and about power and control. For these reasons alone, this book will go down as an important contribution to our culture. This is a big statement, I know. Yet I believe this is true.
This story is important, and I whole-heartily recommend it.