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

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Verso, 2003 - History - 332 pages
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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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Review: Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold

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An eye opening about the literal profits of war. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE BURIED ALIVE
1
BEHIND THE MASK
14
ROGUE SAMURAI
23
THE RAPE OF CHINA
32
STORMING THE INDIES
44
HIDING THE PLUNDER
58
THE EYEWITNESS
71
CHAPTER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
88
CHAPTER n POINTING THE WAY
155
SANCTIFYING THE GOLD
168
THE PALADINS
186
LOOSE CANNONS
199
CONNECT THE DOTS
216
EPILOGUE CONFLICT OF INTEREST 95
235
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
244
BIBLIOGRAPHY
246

CHAPTERS DIRTY TRICKS
103
HEART OF DARKNESS
120
THE UMBRELLA
140
ANNOTATIONS
262
INDEX
329
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

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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