Greenback : The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

Greenback : The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America

Description

With the wry and admiring eye of a modern Tocqueville, Jason Goodwin gives us a biography of the dollar and the story of its astonishing career through the wilds of American history. Looking at the dollar over the years as a form of art, a kind of advertising, and a reflection of American attitudes, Goodwin delves into folklore and the development of printing, investigates wildcats and counterfeiters, explains why a buck is a buck and how Dixie got its name. Bringing together an array of quirky detail and often hilarious anecdote, Goodwin tells the story of America through its most beloved product.
With the wry and admiring eye of a modern Tocqueville, Jason Goodwin gives us a biography of the dollar and the story of its astonishing career through the wilds of American history. Looking at the dollar over the years as a form of art, a kind of advertising, and a reflection of American attitudes, Goodwin delves into folklore and the development of printing, investigates wildcats and counterfeiters, explains why a buck is a buck and how Dixie got its name. Bringing together an array of quirky detail and often hilarious anecdote, Goodwin tells the story of America through its most beloved product.


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Details

Author(s)
Jason Goodwin
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
140.2 x 209.8 x 21.6mm | 308.45g
Publication date
01 Jan 2004
Publisher
Picador USA
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0312422121
ISBN13
9780312422127