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    • One Nation Under Gold

    • How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries
    • By: James Ledbetter
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Worshiped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has influenced American monetary policy and has exerted an irrational influence on the national psyche for centuries. It is an existential quest that extends to today, as millions of investors remain entranced by the metal and as right-wing presidential candidates present it as the antidote to our economic woes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very interesting look at our gold history.

    • By James D. on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Great Depression

    • A Diary
    • By: James Ledbetter, Daniel B. Roth
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    This title offers a first-person diary account of living through the Great Depression, with haunting parallels to our own time. Benjamin Roth was born in New York City in 1894. When the stock market crashed in 1929, he had been practicing law for approximately ten years, largely representing local businesses. After nearly two years, he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, and he began writing down his impressions in a diary that he maintained intermittently until he died in 1978.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Instructive and enjoyable

    • By Kenneth on 04-05-13

    Regular price: $24.95