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The story of silver: how the white metal shaped America and the modern world

By: Silber, William L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton Princeton University Press 2019Description: xx, 340 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9780691175386.Subject(s): Mines and mineral resources - Economic aspects | Silver | Silver industry | United States | Economic history | Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945DDC classification: 332.6328 Summary: This is the story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver’s thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century. https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691208695/the-story-of-silver
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Table of contents

ch. 1 Hamilton's Design
ch. 2 Solving the Crime of 1873
ch. 3 Free Silver
ch. 4 Seeds of Roosevelt's Manipulation
ch. 5 FDR Promotes Silver
ch. 6 Silver Subsidy
ch. 7 China and America Collide
ch. 8 Bombshell in Shanghai
ch. 9 Silver Lining
ch. 10 Costly Victory
ch. 11 JFK's Double Cross
ch. 12 LBJ Nails the Coffin Shut
ch. 13 Psychiatrist's Meltdown
ch. 14 Battle Lines
ch. 15 Nelson Bunker Hunt
ch. 16 Heavyweight Fight
ch. 17 Saudi Connection
ch. 18 Silver Soars
ch. 19 Collapse
ch. 20 The Trial
ch. 21 Buffett's Manipulation?
ch. 22 Message from Omaha
ch. 23 The Past Informs the Future.

This is the story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver’s thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the twenty-first century.

https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691208695/the-story-of-silver

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