Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

by JasonGoodwin (Author)

Synopsis

This is the story of the dollar, inextricably linked with that of the United States of America itself - from the Wild-West wild cat banks to Wall Street. The author traces this rollercoaster of a currency, delving into its murky past and uncovering how it became America's potent symbol and the most popular man-made product ever.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Published: 27 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 0241140986
ISBN 13: 9780241140987
Book Overview: Jason Goodwin's first book The Gunpowder Gardens was nominated for the Thomas Cook Travel Awards and his second On Foot to the Golden Horn won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize.

Author Bio
Jason Goodwin is a historian, journalist and travel writer. He is the author of THE GUNPOWDER GARDENS: TRAVELS THROUGH INDIA AND CHINA IN SEARCH OF TEA, ON FOOT TO THE GOLDEN HORN: A WALK TO ISTANBUL, and LORDS OF THE HORIZON: A HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE.