"A bit idiosyncratic in its inclusions, but informed, as usual, by Meltzer's strong social conscience and respect for truth, justice, and the facts. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Meltzer sums up the range and theme of his interesting history in a 14-karat subtitle: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It—not quite a 24-karat description, since what Meltzer presents in detail is not "Why" but how people have found, used, and misused gold.
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