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Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold

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ISBN13: 9781859845424
ISBN10: 1859845428
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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 would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism.

Overseen by General MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, 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. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.

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Seagrave, a freelance investigative journalist, offers an account of the secret collaboration between the CIA and the criminal underworld in Japan and other countries to use large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure to fund covert CIA activity. He shows how this "Black Gold" gave the CIA virtually limitless, unaccountable funds to bribe political and military leaders, fund covert operations, and manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than 50 years.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Uncovers one of the biggest secrets of the twentieth century.

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.

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botak, December 11, 2010 (view all comments by botak)
One of the countries greatly involved and badly affected by this gold scandal is suffering economically, mentally and physically up until this date which is the Philippines.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781859845424
Subtitle:
America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
Seagrave, Sterling
Author:
Seagrave, Peggy
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Gold
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Copyright:
Series Volume:
92
Publication Date:
20031017
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.4 in 1.575 lb

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