The Power of Gold; the History of an Obsession
Parker, Dereb, Bernstein, Peter L., African Business
[pound]39 John Wiley & Sons
Gold runs through the course of human endeavour like a glittering vein, a motor of history and the root of much blood and beauty. The reason for its importance has never been fully explained, except as one of the more persistent paradoxes of the human species.
Bernstein, whose previous book, 'Against the Gods: the Remarkable Story of Risk', was a surprise best-seller, has again assembled a cast of colourful characters to tell his tale. 'The Power of Gold', like 'Against the Gods', imparts a mountain of information in a way that seems far too entertaining for a volume about finance.
Bernstein points …
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Publication information: Article title: The Power of Gold; the History of an Obsession. Contributors: Parker, Dereb - Author, Bernstein, Peter L. - Author. Magazine title: African Business. Publication date: November 2000. Page number: 21. © 2009 IC Publications Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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