Chasing Gold

  • by George M. Taber
  • Narrated by Robertson Dean
  • 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the highly anticipated new book from the best-selling author of Judgment of Paris,George M. Taber reveals the integral role gold played in World War II, from its influence on the Nazi war machine to the ultimate triumph by the Allies and the fall of Berlin.
For the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis were no less enthralled by it and felt 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.

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Riveting history of gold's influence on events in WW2

Absolutely superb. Carefully researched and presented in a country by country format running through the years from the 1920s to post-war, and covering key events in political and military history tied into the main story of how the nazis financed their appalling activities by plundering other nation's treasuries. As dramatic and exciting as a thriller with the added fascination that the events actually occurred. A rewarding and fascinating book,
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- Bootie Boot

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.