Money: Everything You Never Knew About Your Favorite Thing to Find, Save, Spend & Covet

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Ever made a fast buck? How about traded cowrie shells for a bride or paid for gum with a $10,000 bill? This entertaining and information-packed miscellany explains our fascination with money and how it has shaped our world. Vintage photographs and artwork illustrate surprising facts, lists, and trivia about forgotten financial catastrophes and famous bank robbers, the history of bankruptcy and ancient money gods, wacky cash-related slang and get-rich-quick schemes for the ages. Witty and comprehensive, Money ...

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Overview

Ever made a fast buck? How about traded cowrie shells for a bride or paid for gum with a $10,000 bill? This entertaining and information-packed miscellany explains our fascination with money and how it has shaped our world. Vintage photographs and artwork illustrate surprising facts, lists, and trivia about forgotten financial catastrophes and famous bank robbers, the history of bankruptcy and ancient money gods, wacky cash-related slang and get-rich-quick schemes for the ages. Witty and comprehensive, Money explores the one subject that really makes the world go round.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811870368
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Sandra Choron is a writer, editor, literary agent, book packager, and designer. Harry Choron is a graphic designer. Together, they are the authors of numerous books, including Planet Dog, Planet Cat, and The Book of Lists for Teens. They live in Haworth, New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Some interesting points

    Although it contains some interesting points, the book needed some serious editing. In many places, the content was not relative to the topic. Misspellings abound throughout. Overall, good enough for killing time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

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    Lots of information about the history of money and economics. Written like an eloquent fact sheet, not a story or history lessen. Very interesting.

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