For the entire history of human civilization, gold has enraptured people around the globe. The Nazis was no less enthralled by it, and felt that gold was the solution to funding Hitler's war machine. Gold was also on the mind of FDR across the Atlantic, as he worked with Europe's other leaders to bring the United States and the rest of the world out of a severe depression. FDR was hardly the first head of state to turn to gold in difficult times. Throughout history, it has been the refuge of both nations and people in trouble, working at times when nothing else does. Desperate people can buy a loaf of bread or bribe a border guard. Gold can get desperate nations oil to keep tanks running or munitions to fight a war. If the price is right, there is always someone somewhere willing to buy or sell gold. And it was to become the Nazi's most important medium of exchange during the war.
Chasing Gold is the story of how the Nazis attempted to grab Europe's gold to finance history's bloodiest war. It is filled with high drama and close escapes, laying bare the palate of human emotions. Walking through the tale are giants of world history, as well as ordinary people called upon to undertake heroic action in an extraordinary time.
This interactive lift-the-flap book takes kids ages 5 and up for a walk on the wild side with both familiar and unusual wild animals.
From orangutans to toucans, The Incredible Fold-Out Book of Animals has something to excite all young animal lovers. With its fascinating facts and stunning fold-out pictures, kids can get up close and personal and discover the intricate detail of a tiger's stripes, how elephants walk so quietly, how orcas talk to each other, and more.
The Incredible Fold-Out Book of Animals presents a fun and interesting way of looking at a favorite topic and will open up a big world of discovery for kids.
Описание: A fantastic, original exploration of how animals use elements of the natural world to treat and cure themselves. From blue jays to elephants, learn about how animals all over the world use natural medicines to keep themselves healthy. Each spread contains a beautiful, colorful illustration of each animal, plus a unique fold-out information panel of 'doctor's notes' on the condition and treatment. Make your appointment with the animal doctors today From blue jays to elephants, learn about how animals all over the world use natural medicines to keep themselves healthy. Each spread contains a beautiful, colorful illustration of each animal, plus a unique fold-out information panel of 'doctor's notes' on the condition and treatment. Make your appointment with the animal doctors today