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Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege


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“A remarkable historical, political, and economic

examination of the dollar.” -Booklist

Craig Karmins in-depth “biography” of the dollar examines the power of the Federal Reserve, the inner sanctums of foreign central banks that stockpile currency, and the little-known circles of foreign exchange traders who determine a currencys worth. Its “a surprisingly entertaining and informative social history of the currency that makes the world economy go round,” says Kirkus Reviews.

“An incredible book that should be required reading for anyone whose future depends on understanding how the dollar is valued and manipulated." -Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

“An indispensible guide to understanding the way both the U.S. and the world economies work and the dollars role in keeping the economic skids greased." -Ram Charan, coauthor of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and The Game-Changer

“Its hard to imagine a more entertaining book on such a vital subject.”

“Craig Karmins fortuitously timed Biography of the Dollar argues that the greenbacks recent plunge is more than just a market tumble.”-Portfolio

About the Author

CRAIG KARMIN is a reporter for the “Money and Investing” section of The Wall Street Journal, covering international markets and foreign exchange. He has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and his work has also been published in Barron’s, The New Republic, and Newsweek International.

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Karmin, Craig
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Economics - General
Money & Monetary Policy
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