Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion.

Taber, George M.

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Taber reveals one of the darkest secrets of World War II in this fascinating account of how the Nazis funded their war machine. He relates true stories of people who put their lives at risk to move their countries' gold to safety by conveying the real life drama involved with saving the gold of Norway, Holland and other countries.

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Description

For the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis was no less enthralled by it, and felt that gold was the solution to funding Hitler's war machine. Gold was also on the mind of FDR across the Atlantic, as he worked with Europe's other leaders to bring the United States and the rest of the world out of a severe depression. FDR was hardly the first head of state to turn to gold in difficult times. Throughout history, it has been the refuge of both nations and people in trouble, working at times when nothing else does. Desperate people can buy a loaf of bread or bribe a border guard. Gold can get desperate nations oil to keep tanks running or munitions to fight a war. If the price is right, there is always someone somewhere willing to buy or sell gold. And it was to become the Nazi's most important medium of exchange during the war. Chasing Gold is the story of how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance history's bloodiest war. It is filled with high drama and close escapes, laying bare the palate of human emotions. Walking through the tale are giants of world history, as well as ordinary people called upon to undertake heroic action in an extraordinary time.

Book Details

Author Taber, George M.
Format HC
Publisher Pegasus Books
Imprint Pegasus Books
Number of Pages 500
Illustrations 8 pages B&W photographs
Publish Date 12/12/2014
Catalogue Jul18
Catalogue book number 184