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Author Topic: [Book Review] Gold: Importance of its past...  (Read 1824 times)

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Offline RogerC

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[Book Review] Gold: Importance of its past...
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:38:07 PM »
Gold: Importance of its past and continued production to the civilized world ... and table showing gold  product of California
by Thomas Cornish, Alta California book and job print, 1881 -- 15 pages

Available for free from Google Books:  [nofollow][/nofollow]

This is not really a book; it's a couple of essays and a few tables that fill 15 pages or so.  The opening paragraph probably tells you all you need to know about the subject and tone, and whether you might find it interesting:

Gold is the metal of all other products of the earth most eagerly sought after -- beautiful in appearance, soft and ductile in its nature, it possesses charms and attractions to the ignorant savage, as also to the most highly cultured.  No mind is either too high or too low to despise gold, either for its usefulness and beauty as ornaments, or for its intrinsic value as a purchasing power.  It has in the past, and will in the future, be the percursor of much good and evil.

So it goes in this vein for quite some time.  Might be a good source for sig quotes or something similar.  Anyway, if you find that interesting, it's free and short, so give it a look.


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Re: [Book Review] Gold: Importance of its past...
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2011, 06:12:22 PM »
Thanks for the info Roger, another interesting listen, not read, is the power of gold which can be had for free at a local BC library. It's about 4 or maybe 6 tapes long and is quite a terrible story as you can imagine. Lots of blood and gore and murders and that sort of stuff will fill your ears for hours on end, and all found at your local library in either book or audio format.



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