In the highly
anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgment of Paris,
George M. Taber reveals the integral role gold played in World War II, from its
influence on the Nazi war machine to the ultimate triumph by the Allies and the
fall of Berlin.
For the entire history of human civilization, gold has
enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis were no less enthralled by it and
felt gold was the solution to funding Hitler’s war machine. Gold was also on
the mind of FDR across the Atlantic, as he worked with Europe’s other leaders
to bring the United States and the rest of the world out of a severe
depression. FDR was hardly the first head of state to turn to gold in difficult
times. Throughout history, it has been the refuge of both nations and people in
trouble, working at times when nothing else does. Desperate people can buy a
loaf of bread or bribe a border guard. Gold can get desperate nations oil to
keep tanks running or munitions to fight a war. If the price is right, there is
always someone somewhere willing to buy or sell gold. And it was to become the
Nazi’s most important medium of exchange during the war.
Chasing Gold is the story of how the Nazis attempted
to grab Europe’s gold to finance history’s bloodiest war. It is filled with
high drama and close escapes, laying bare the palate of human emotions. Walking
through the tale are giants of world history, as well as ordinary people called
upon to undertake heroic action in an extraordinary time. Download and start listening now!