📒The New Case For Gold ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : The New Case for Gold
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2016-04-05
âśżPages : 192
â™ ISBN : 9781101980781
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The New Case for Gold Book Synopsis : **USA Today bestseller and Wall Street Journal business bestseller** They say John Maynard Keynes called gold a "barbarous relic." They say there isn’t enough gold to support finance and commerce. They say the gold supply can’t increase fast enough to support world growth. They’re wrong. In this bold manifesto, bestselling author and eco­nomic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold—as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency. Global political instability and market volatility are on the rise. Gold, always a prudent asset to own, has become the single most important wealth preserva­tion tool for banks and individuals alike. Rickards draws on historical case studies, monetary theory, and personal experience as an investor to argue that: • The next financial collapse will be exponentially bigger than the panic of 2008. • The time will come, sooner rather than later, when there will be panic buying and only central banks, hedge funds, and other big players will be able to buy any gold at all. • It’s not too late to prepare ourselves as a nation: there’s always enough gold for a gold standard if we specify a stable, nondeflationary price. Providing clear instructions on how much gold to buy and where to store it, the short, provocative argu­ment in this book will change the way you look at this “barbarous relic” forever. From the Hardcover edition.

📒The New Case For Gold ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : The New Case for Gold
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Penguin UK
♣Release Date : 2016-04-05
âśżPages : 224
â™ ISBN : 9780241248362
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe New Case for Gold Book Synopsis : In The New Case for Gold, James Rickards explains why gold is one of the safest assets for investors in times of political instability and market volatility, and how every investor should look to add gold to his or her portfolio. Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory and his personal experience as an investor, Rickards argues that gold should be a part of any prudent investor's portfolio.

📒The New Case For Gold ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : The New Case for Gold
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Portfolio Trade
♣Release Date : 2016-04-05
âśżPages : 192
â™ ISBN : 9781101980767
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe New Case for Gold Book Synopsis : "Author and economic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency."--Provided by publisher.

â™ Book Title : The Case for Gold Second Edition
✍Author : Ron Paul
â™›Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
♣Release Date : 2011
âśżPages : 227
â™ ISBN : 9781610165051
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Case for Gold Second Edition Book Synopsis : This is the LvMI 2nd Edition! Pocket sized 5" x 7" and with a new foreword by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Here is the revolutionary book on monetary reform - brilliant, compelling, clear, with specific reforms to do now - in an edition for global distribution. See the price. And the format is really a pocket edition edition: extremely small format that is super convenient. This edition is specifically designed to be purchased in large quantities. Had the U.S. followed the recommendations of this wonderful report when it came out in 1982, there would have been no housing bubble, no gigantic government debt, no depression, no economic upheaval, no high unemployment, and no international turmoil. This was a window of opportunity for reform. This is proof that Ron was right. In 1982, Ron Paul served on the U.S. Gold Commission to evaluate the role of gold in the monetary system. In fact, the Commission was his idea. It was carrying forth a promise made in the Republican platform. Back then, Republicans at least made noises about favoring a gold standard based on a gold dollar. Ron couldn't pick the members, so from the beginning, the deck was stacked. The majority was dominated by monetarists, who saw gold as too scarce and paper as just fine. Ron Paul's team was ready, however, with this marvelous minority report. Rarely has a dissent on a government commission done so much good! The result was The Case for Gold, and it was the greatest result of the commission. It covers the history of gold in the United States, explains that its breakdown was caused by governments, and explains the merit of having sound money: prices reflect market realities, government stays in check, and the people retain their freedom. The recommendations include re-establishing a gold standard and a gold dollar in addition to permitting monetary competition and the private production of moneys. The scholarship and rigor impressed even the critics of the minority. Ron and Lewis Lehrman worked with a team of economists that included Murray Rothbard, so it is hardly surprising that such a book would result. It still holds up as an excellent blueprint for moving beyond paper money and into the age of sound money. In particular, Ron favors complete monetary freedom to use any commodity as money, to make contracts in any money, and an end to the monopolization and printing power of the Federal Reserve. There is a strong piece of history in this book. Not since the 19th century has a political figure made such a sweeping and devastating case for radical monetary reform. This congressman ran circles around even the experts at the Fed. A dazzling performance indeed, and an inspiring and learned book. This remains the best possible case for a gold dollar and monetary freedom in print in our times. The pocket edition is the ideal format to give this book the attention and influence it deserves.

📒The Road To Ruin ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : The Road to Ruin
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2016-11-15
âśżPages : 352
â™ ISBN : 9780698198067
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Road to Ruin Book Synopsis : The bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars reveals the global elites' dark effort to hide a coming catastrophe from investors in The Road to Ruin, now a National Bestseller. A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a worldwide financial meltdown are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits. Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, banks, and private equity funds: the U.S. government’s cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk, and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit, are driving us headlong toward a cliff. As Rickards shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens. They will have stockpiled hard assets when stock exchanges are closed, ATMs shut down, money market funds frozen, asset managers instructed not to sell securities, negative interest rates imposed, and cash withdrawals denied. If you want to plan for the risks ahead, you will need Rickards’s cutting-edge synthesis of behavioral economics, history, and complexity theory. It’s a guidebook to thinking smarter, acting faster, and living with the comfort­ing knowledge that your wealth is secure. The global elites don’t want this book to exist. Their plan to herd us like sheep to the slaughter when a global crisis erupts—and, of course, to maintain their wealth—works only if we remain complacent and unaware. Thanks to The Road to Ruin, we don’t need to be.

📒The Death Of Money ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : The Death of Money
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2014-04-08
âśżPages : 384
â™ ISBN : 9781101637241
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Death of Money Book Synopsis : The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World War II. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. But optimists have always said, in essence, that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. In the last few years, however, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked, our biggest rivals—China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves. He explains the power of converting unreliable investments into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value.

📒Currency Wars ✍ James Rickards

â™ Book Title : Currency Wars
✍Author : James Rickards
â™›Publisher : Penguin
♣Release Date : 2011-11-10
âśżPages : 320
â™ ISBN : 9781101558898
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťCurrency Wars Book Synopsis : In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries' stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and sometimes actual violence. Left unchecked, the next currency war could lead to a crisis worse than the panic of 2008. Currency wars have happened before-twice in the last century alone-and they always end badly. Time and again, paper currencies have collapsed, assets have been frozen, gold has been confiscated, and capital controls have been imposed. And the next crash is overdue. Recent headlines about the debasement of the dollar, bailouts in Greece and Ireland, and Chinese currency manipulation are all indicators of the growing conflict. As James Rickards argues in Currency Wars, this is more than just a concern for economists and investors. The United States is facing serious threats to its national security, from clandestine gold purchases by China to the hidden agendas of sovereign wealth funds. Greater than any single threat is the very real danger of the collapse of the dollar itself. Baffling to many observers is the rank failure of economists to foresee or prevent the economic catastrophes of recent years. Not only have their theories failed to prevent calamity, they are making the currency wars worse. The U. S. Federal Reserve has engaged in the greatest gamble in the history of finance, a sustained effort to stimulate the economy by printing money on a trillion-dollar scale. Its solutions present hidden new dangers while resolving none of the current dilemmas. While the outcome of the new currency war is not yet certain, some version of the worst-case scenario is almost inevitable if U.S. and world economic leaders fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. Rickards untangles the web of failed paradigms, wishful thinking, and arrogance driving current public policy and points the way toward a more informed and effective course of action. From the Hardcover edition.

â™ Book Title : What Has Government Done to Our Money
✍Author : Murray Newton Rothbard
â™›Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
♣Release Date : 1981
âśżPages : 62
â™ ISBN : 9781610163064
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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â™ Book Title : The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
✍Author : Murray N. Rothbard
â™›Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
♣Release Date : 2001-01-01
âśżPages : 76
â™ ISBN : 147937282X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar Book Synopsis : LARGE PRINT EDITION! More at LargePrintLiberty.com Rothbard not only argues for the gold standard; he shows how it can be restored in a practical, step-by-step plan. No other system will stop the seemingly endless monetary inflation of the Federal Reserve system. He also makes his strongest case against fractional reserve banking. This essay was written in 1962 and this edition includes Rothbard's sweeping introduction from 1991, in which he argues that the true gold standard is more viable than ever.

📒Digital Gold ✍ Nathaniel Popper

â™ Book Title : Digital Gold
✍Author : Nathaniel Popper
â™›Publisher : Penguin UK
♣Release Date : 2015-05-19
âśżPages : 432
â™ ISBN : 9780241181003
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťDigital Gold Book Synopsis : A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.

📒The Case For Christ ✍ Lee Strobel

â™ Book Title : The Case for Christ
✍Author : Lee Strobel
â™›Publisher : Zondervan
♣Release Date : 1998
âśżPages : 303
â™ ISBN : 9780310209300
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Case for Christ Book Synopsis : A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down the Biggest Story in History Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? 'Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity.' Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary 'Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it.' Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

📒The Case Manager S Handbook ✍ Catherine M. Mullahy

â™ Book Title : The Case Manager s Handbook
✍Author : Catherine M. Mullahy
â™›Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
♣Release Date : 2010-10-25
âśżPages : 875
â™ ISBN : 9781449619244
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Case Manager s Handbook Book Synopsis : Written by renowned author, Catherine Mullahy, The Case Manager s Handbook, Fourth Edition, is the ultimate how-to guide for case managers. This practical resource helps case managers build fundamentals, study for the CCM exam, and most importantly, advance their careers after the exam. Using real-life examples and an easy-to-read, conversant style, this reference defines Best in Class case management, examines the case management process, and presents practical procedural information. It is an excellent daily reference and training resource for new case managers and seasoned professionals in various setting facing the day-to-day challenges of case management. Certain to become the go to resource resource that previous editions have, this Fourth Edition features updated and enhanced chapters, and brand new chapters covering such timely topics as: * Obesity The New Epidemic * Our Nation s Multiculturalism and Challenges to Case Managers * Health Literacy and Adherence Issues * Pharmaceuticals The Ever-Evolving World * Our Aging Population, Medical Advancements and New Case Management Considerations * Direct to Consumer Community-Based Case Management * Continuum Concepts"

📒The Gold Standard ✍ Ari Gold

â™ Book Title : The Gold Standard
✍Author : Ari Gold
â™›Publisher : Hachette UK
♣Release Date : 2015-05-12
âśżPages : 224
â™ ISBN : 9781472231222
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Gold Standard Book Synopsis : Ari Gold is known for his ruthless approach to deal-making and client relationships that made him one of, if not the, most powerful and sought-after agents in Hollywood until he retired in 2011. In his new book THE GOLD STANDARD, Gold will illuminate, for the first time, his unique, effective and, some would say, outrageous philosophies on running a successful business, client management, employee motivation, keeping a happy home life, and other keys to his many successes. Brash, emphatic, instructive and always wise, Gold's book will rival business and leadership bestsellers the world over. In his own words and with his trademark enthusiasm, Gold's tome will be the only book anyone wanting to make something of him or herself will ever need. Ari Gold says: "In my humble opinion, if you want to run a successful business this is the only book you'll ever have to read. And my humble opinion is never wrong."

📒The God Delusion ✍ Richard Dawkins

â™ Book Title : The God Delusion
✍Author : Richard Dawkins
â™›Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2009-09-22
âśżPages : 496
â™ ISBN : 9781409091585
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe God Delusion Book Synopsis : The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

📒Hunting For Hidden Gold ✍ Franklin W. Dixon

â™ Book Title : Hunting for Hidden Gold
✍Author : Franklin W. Dixon
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1996-10-01
âśżPages : 214
â™ ISBN : UVA:X004339276
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťHunting for Hidden Gold Book Synopsis : In tracing some stolen gold, the boys are led to an abandoned mine where things start to happen.

📒Blue Gold ✍ Maude Barlow

â™ Book Title : Blue Gold
✍Author : Maude Barlow
â™›Publisher : The New Press
♣Release Date : 2011-05-10
âśżPages : 304
â™ ISBN : 9781595586230
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Blue Gold Book Synopsis : In this “chilling, in-depth examination of a rapidly emerging global crisis” (In These Times), Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to the privatization of water show how, contrary to received wisdom, water mainly flows uphill to the wealthy. Our most basic resource may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase. At the same time, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies. A truly shocking exposé that is a call to arms to people around the world, Blue Gold shows in frightening detail why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”

📒America 2020 ✍ Porter Stansberry

â™ Book Title : America 2020
✍Author : Porter Stansberry
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2015-03-11
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN : 0990947238
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťAmerica 2020 Book Synopsis : The United States is destroying itself from the inside out.The Corruption of America is a kind of moral decay... a kind of greed...a kind of desperate grasp for power. And it's destroying our nation.These corruptions do not need to exist.If individual Americans take it upon themselves to become bettercitizens, act with rational self-interest, and reject the "ethos of gettingyours"... we can correct these corruptions.That's why Stansberry Research founder Porter Stansberry publishedAmerica 2020: The Survival Blueprint. Many are referring to it as themost valuable book in America..."I love the book; it is so clear and concise. Though I have studied a bitabout the smartest way to survive what is coming, this put all the bestideas together in one place! My hat is off to you guys! - J.R."Absolutely excellent book!! I need to buy another 12 for my familyand friends." - K.B."I read it the first day I had it. It is a great book that explains ourcurrent situation simply and very accurately. I intend to continue to usethis book as a guide for investing and I will recommend it to my familyand friends." - L.R."This is a story all Americans should know about. I don't usually buythings off the Internet, but I am extremely glad that I made an exception inthis case." - C.R.

â™ Book Title : The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
✍Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
â™›Publisher : Robert Louis Stevenson
♣Release Date : 2016-04-05
âśżPages :
â™ ISBN : 9788892589278
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Book Synopsis : Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

📒The Big Reset ✍ Willem Middelkoop

â™ Book Title : The Big Reset
✍Author : Willem Middelkoop
â™›Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2014-01-01
âśżPages : 261
â™ ISBN : 9089645993
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Big Reset Book Synopsis : What is money really worth any more? This compelling study outlines the rise of 'fiat' money and its associated economic implications. The author provides enough circumstantial evidence to claim a secret War on Gold since the London Gold Pool of the 1960s, highlighting gold's traditional role as the anchor of financial systems. To combat the economic fallout of the credit crisis, governments have allowed their budgetary deficit to increase dramatically. To redress that imbalance, they then have to sell enormous amounts of bonds. As investors stop buying bonds, central banks have to step up to the plate by printing more and more money. Piling more and more bad debt onto the balance sheets of central banks is not a sustainable way to revive the economy. Middelkoop highlights the process as part of our economic endgame which he predicts will eventually lead to a big reset of our worldwide financial system.

â™ Book Title : Guide to Investing in Gold Silver
✍Author : Michael Maloney
â™›Publisher : Wealthcycle Press
♣Release Date : 2015-06-16
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 1937832740
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťGuide to Investing in Gold Silver Book Synopsis : Michael Maloney is widely recognized as a leading expert on monetary history, economics, economic cycles investing, and precious metals. He is CEO and founder of GoldSilver.com, one of the world's largest gold and silver bullion dealers, CEO and founder of WealthCycles.com, an educational website, and host of the most popular video series on the topics of monetary history, economics and economic cycles, The Hidden Secrets of Money.

📒The Lady In Gold ✍ Anne-Marie O'Connor

â™ Book Title : The Lady in Gold
✍Author : Anne-Marie O'Connor
â™›Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 2012-02-07
âśżPages : 368
â™ ISBN : 9780307957566
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Lady in Gold Book Synopsis : The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it. The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O’Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron. The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siècle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered “degenerate” in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine “nature”). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her—simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper. And O’Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours. She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers’ grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele’s Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna’s Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution. The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine. We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court’s decision had profound ramifications in the art world. A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold—the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.