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In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This ‘Black Gold’ gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America’s allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.

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Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warrior exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

In 1945, US intelligence officers in manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.

About the Author

Peggy Seagrave was the senior researcher and picture editor at Time-Life Books. Along with Sterling Seagrave, she is a co-author of the bestselling Lords of the Rim and The Yamato Dynasty.

Sterling Seagrave was a reporter for the Washington Post before becoming a freelance investigative journalist contributing to Time, Life, Atlantic Monthly, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the author of The Soong Dynasty as well as other books, and with Peggy Seagrave he co-authored the bestselling Lords of the Rim and The Yamato Dynasty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844675319
Author:
Seagrave, Sterling
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
Seagrave, Peggy
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Gold
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
365
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.1 x 1.13 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warrior exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , In 1945, US intelligence officers in manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism. This 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years.
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