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Edge of Darkness: Book One of The Bankster Chronicles Paperback – September 4, 2012
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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'.
The 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 a sterile fashion. But what about the people? What about those who fought, lived, triumphed, and perished? . . . this is their story.
About the Author
A student of history and money, Dave has an extensive background in economics, monetary systems, rare coins, and precious metals. He works as a consultant and systems architect, and he lives in the mountains of Eastern Washington, in the service of his two cats.
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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.
However, it was a good read and explains the international banker's corruption of politics and capitalism. Hopefully, if people would read this book and believe it, they would stop supporting the central banking war machine currently running the world.
I'm a little saddened because when you discover a great book; you can't put it down and the joy is soon over BECAUSE YOU'VE FINISHED. I read both books in three days.
I really enjoyed filling in the REAL life names of individuals and institutions.
I marveled at how past brief obscure one paragraph business news items were mentioned and their significance was woven into the story.
If the fictional names were changed for real names; you'd think that you were reading a HISTORY that some time traveler had brought back to you from the future.
Be sure to read BOTH books.