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Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

“Paper money cost nothing to produce; it was just a promise, like America.” declares Jason Goodwin, author of this chronicle about the dollar. Maybe that’s why Americans spend extravagantly and save not a single buck. Goodwin shows the qualities of a storyteller while guiding the reader through the history of America. In an era where electronic money gains ground increasingly, the greenback is not only a theoretical currency that borrows no support from valuable metals but also the potent symbol of ecomonic power and unique blueprint of the U.S. modern evolution.

The Business Week interview with Goodwin on the book.

Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America
by Jason Goodwin
Penguin Books
Paperback
Condition: Good
Flow Price: HK$59

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