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The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession Paperback – April 10, 2012

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Editorial Reviews


"Bernstein's book is a fascinating read, especially in light of the recent run-up in the price of gold. Should gold once again be viewed as a currency, as so many commentators have suggested? Were he still alive, Bernstein might laconically answer, 'Read my book.'" (Seeking Alpha, May 2012)

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"Mr. Bernstein has turned this story—not an obvious golden opportunity for even a writer of Mr. Bernstein's skill—into a real page-turner."
The Wall Street Journal

"Bernstein . . . does full justice to his material. Almost every chapter contains some detail to surprise or delight. "
Financial Times

"There are sugarplums throughout the book. . . .The pleasure of the bookis in its sheer number of unknown places and interesting episodes."
The New York Times

"Bernstein's volume is a tour de force with a satisfying conclusion: The charactersin this drama prove themselves 'fools for gold, chasing an illusion.'"
Business Week

"Admirably written . . . a wonderfully interesting view—not alone of gold but of thegreater economic history. Like other of his work, it is assured of a wide readership."
John Kenneth Galbraith, Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University

"The triumph of Peter Bernstein's book is that in the end you understand why and how it happened that the golden dog no longer barks. "
The Boston Globe

"The range of research evident throughout the book is staggering. . . . Bernstein's ear for the telling quote is pitch perfect."
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Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.43 pounds
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 111827010X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118270103
  • Product Dimensions : 5.8 x 1.3 x 8.7 inches
  • Publisher : Wiley; 2nd Edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 15 ratings
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