Energized Gold

Overview

Political, financial and entrepreneurial arenas clash in an action thriller as greed for money and power oppose 21st century technology and conservative values. Mystery, murder and financial acumen challenge the young idealistic inventor's efforts to commercialize his new energy source for the one-world economy. The invention — which converts cosmic rays into environmentally clean electrical energy — requires large quantities of gold for fabricated components. The price of gold soars, disrupting world financial ...
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Overview

Political, financial and entrepreneurial arenas clash in an action thriller as greed for money and power oppose 21st century technology and conservative values. Mystery, murder and financial acumen challenge the young idealistic inventor's efforts to commercialize his new energy source for the one-world economy. The invention — which converts cosmic rays into environmentally clean electrical energy — requires large quantities of gold for fabricated components. The price of gold soars, disrupting world financial markets, and threatens politicians' social entitlement programs. The author explores the current trend of collectivism as it slowly strangles individualism, and, at the same time, develops the protagonist's awareness of the social dimension necessary for human progress.

Author Biography: The author received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from M I T, is a former Naval Officer, private pilot and entrepreneur. He has been intimately involved in many facets of the energy industry while living in Houston, Texas since the early 1950s. He started a company that manufactures electro-mechanical equipment for the military, oceanographic and petroleum industries——worldwide. Product development and patent experience provide personal knowledge for pursuing 21st century technologies. Gold speculation and a Swiss Bank Account in the early 1970s give insight to the need for monetary reform and gold-linked currencies for both political accountability and the new One World Economy. He sees entrepreneurial freedom and independence as essential for worldwide human progress——to meet the demands of future generations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738816456
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hackett Fischer
David Hackett Fischer
A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted works that illuminate pivotal moments in American history, including Paul Revere's Ride and the 2004 National Book Award finalist Washington's Crossing.

Biography

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted books on history, including Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement, The Great Wave: Price Movements in Modern History, Paul Revere's Ride, and Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America. He is co-editor, with James M. McPherson, of the Pivotal Moments in American History series published by Oxford University Press. A graduate of Princeton and Johns Hopkins Universities, he divides his time between homes in Massachusetts and Maine.

Author biography courtesy of Oxford University Press.

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    1. Hometown:
      Wayland, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 2, 1935
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Education:
      A.B., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1962

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Part 1
Chapter 1 In The Beginning 13
Chapter 2 Genesis of an Idea 20
Chapter 3 The CEPO Module 50
Chapter 4 The Camp David Installation 92
Chapter 5 Waiting it Out in Houston 107
Part 2
Chapter 1 Reconnaissance 117
Chapter 2 The Discovery 135
Chapter 3 Proof Of Loss 140
Chapter 4 The Challenge 143
Part 3
Chapter 1 Justice For All 163
Chapter 2 Mayday! Mayday! 169
Chapter 3 Sabotage 177
Chapter 4 Professional Pursuit 186
Chapter 5 Insider Information 198
Chapter 6 Dead on Arrival 207
Part 4
Chapter 1 The Entrepreneur 219
Part 5
Chapter 1 Eden 227
Chapter 2 Bed and Breakfast 233
Chapter 3 The Complex 237
Chapter 4 Media Event 243
Chapter 5 Trouble Abroad 251
Chapter 6 The Swiss Connection 255
Chapter 7 Robbing The Pension Funds 273
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