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Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

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With the wry and admiring eye of a modern Tocqueville, Jason Goodwin gives us a biography of the dollar and the story of its astonishing career through the wilds of American history. Looking at the dollar over the years as a form of art, a kind of advertising, and a reflection of American attitudes, Goodwin delves into folklore and the development of printing, investigates wildcats and counterfeiters, explains why a buck is a buck and how Dixie got its name. Bringing together an array of quirky detail and often hilarious anecdote, Goodwin tells the story of America through its most beloved product.

Synopsis:

A biography of the dollar and the story of its astonishing career though the wilds of American history as a form of art, advertising, and as a reflection of American attitudes.

About the Author

Jason Goodwin's previous titles include Lords of the Horizons, On Foot to the Golden Horn, and A Time for Tea. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312422127
Subtitle:
The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America
Author:
Goodwin, Jason
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Money & Monetary Policy
Subject:
Economic History
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 30 halftones
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.26x5.52x.85 in. .68 lbs.

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