Table of contents for The power of gold : the history of an obsession / Peter L. Bernstein.


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A METAL FOR ALL SEASONS.
Get Gold at All Hazards.
Midas's Wish and the Creatures of Pure Chance.
Darius's Bathtub and the Cackling of the Geese.
The Symbol and the Faith.
Gold, Salt, and the Blessed Town.
The Legacy of Eoba, Babba, and Udd.
The Great Chain Reaction.
The Disintegrating Age and the King's Ransoms.
The Sacred Thirst.
THE PATH TO TRIUMPH.
The Fatal Poison and Private Money.
The Asian Necropolis and Hien Tsung's Inadvertent Innovation.
The Great Recoinage and the Last of the Magicians.
The True Doctrine and the Great Evil.
The New Mistress and the Cursed Discovery.
The Badge of Honor.
The Most Stupendous Conspiracy and the Endless Chain.
THE DESCENT FROM GLORY.
The Norman Conquest.
The End of the Epoch.
The Transcending Value.
World War Eight and the Thirty Ounces of Gold.
Epilogue: The Supreme Possession?
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Gold Folklore, Gold History, Gold Social aspects