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In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgement 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 BerlinA USA Today "New and Notable" BookFor the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis was no less enthralled by it, and felt that 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. 8 pages B&W photographs

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9781605986555 | Pegasus Books, December 15, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgement of Paris, George M.

Paperback:

9781605989754 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, April 11, 2016), cover price $18.95

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9781483038766 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 16, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Includes a Bonus PDF with photos] [Read by Robertson Dean] In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgment of Paris, George M.
9781483038773 | Com/cdr un edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2014), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: [Includes a Bonus PDF with photos] [Read by Robertson Dean] In the highly anticipated new book from the bestselling author of Judgment of Paris, George M.

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Product Description: Reveals how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance Hitler's war machine during World War II, discussing how gold became their most important medium of exchange and how it influenced the fall of Berlin and the Allied victory.

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9781483038759 | Com/cdr un edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, December 15, 2014), cover price $123.00 | About this edition: Reveals how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance Hitler's war machine during World War II, discussing how gold became their most important medium of exchange and how it influenced the fall of Berlin and the Allied victory.

From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Judgment of Paris and To Cork or Not To Cork comes a delightful, entertaining, and informative exploration of the thriving world of wine tourism. George M. Taber set out on the wine lover's ultimate dream: a journey to the twelve most beautiful and fascinating wine-producing regions around the globe. In Search of Bacchus chronicles that experience: the gorgeous landscapes, conversations with winemakers, unforgettable meals, must-do activities, and of course, the taste of the wines. Here he offers suggestions for travelers, commentary on trends in the wine world, charming anecdotes, and recommendations of vintages available in the United States, so that oenophiles at home can live vicariously through his travels. From the Napa Valley, where the art of wine tourism was perfected, to the deserts of Argentina, to a thousand-year-old monastery in Tuscany, to the famed châteaux of Bordeaux, Taber discusses the history, architecture, and culture of each destination in fascinating detail. He provides insight into the latest in the technology, politics, and business of wine, and uncovers a host of interesting characters who are major figures in their local wine worlds, including a Chilean arms merchant, a German-born Polish refugee living in South Africa, the dynamic woman who started the Wine Tourism Movement in Italy, and many more. Taber blends his own wine in Portugal, bungy jumps in New Zealand, and goes on a safari in South Africa, all in the attempt to quench his thirst for fine wine and adventure. An accessible blend of wine lore and travel memoir, In Search of Bacchus is another engaging, immersive read from George M. Taber, sure to satisfy wine lovers everywhere.

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9781416562436 | Scribner, October 13, 2009, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Judgment of Paris and To Cork or Not To Cork comes a delightful, entertaining, and informative exploration of the thriving world of wine tourism.

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9781416562443 | Scribner, February 23, 2013, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF JUDGMENT OF PARIS EXPLORES THE THRIVING BUSINESS OF BARGAIN WINES AND OFFERS HIS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BEST VALUES. Is inexpensive wine any good? Award-winning author George M. Taber shows that it is, examining the paths to success of the world’s best-selling bargain brands...read more

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9781451644364 | Scribner, November 15, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF JUDGMENT OF PARIS EXPLORES THE THRIVING BUSINESS OF BARGAIN WINES AND OFFERS HIS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BEST VALUES.

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9781439195185 | Scribner, November 15, 2011, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The Acclaimed Author Of Judgment Of Paris Explores The Thriving Business Of Bargain Wines And Offers His Recommendations For The Best Values.

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Product Description: In Judgment of Paris, George M. Taber masterfully chronicled the historic 1976 wine tasting when unknown California wines defeated top French ones, marking a major turning point in wine history. Now he explores the most controversial topic in the world of wine: What product should be used to seal a bottle? Should it be cork, plastic, glass, a screwcap, or some other type of closure still to be invented? For nearly four centuries virtually every bottle of wine had a cork in it...read more

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9780743299343 | Scribner, October 9, 2007, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Explores the controversy about corking and wine-bottle sealing that has spawned a heated debate throughout the oenological community, tracing the history of the cork while evaluating the merits and shortcomings of other seal contenders.

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9780743299350 | Scribner, December 8, 2009, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In Judgment of Paris, George M.

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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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9780743247511 | Scribner, September 13, 2005, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to Frances' best wines.

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9780743297325 | Scribner, November 21, 2006, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines.

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