Book reviews: THE SILVER BOMB
Just wanted to tell you that I was very impressed at the quality of the writing in your book. So much so, that I shared your website link with my over 4,000 Facebook friends as being “required reading for patriots”.
So many times, I cast books aside because they are padded, stuffed with unnecessary facts that seem placed there just to increase page count. It’s boring to slug through a lot of them. But yours was just the opposite, and at one point I had to force myself to take time out from reading it, because I had tasks to do.
You did an excellent job with it, and I was impressed with how succinctly you presented a large chunk of history. I learned some new facts, and it was a very enjoyable read. I will continue to talk it up with my friends, because it deserves recognition on its merits. You did a very nice job of encapsulating history as precipitated by bankers. It’s difficult to make such a large chunk of history quickly readable and interesting, but you did a very good job.
Congratulations on a job well done, and I hope that many people will be benefited from your efforts, and their savings protected.
– Michael P. Sakowski
Author of The Enterprise Zone
When Thomas Paine inked his renowned pamphlet The Crisis and inscribed the memorable opening line about “the times which try men’s souls”, it is doubtful that Paine had in his belly any more pressing a sense of urgency than do the authors of The Silver Bomb right at the moment that these words are written. The Silver Bomb is a time-sensitive warning to the prudent men and women of the present age.
The Silver Bomb is a history lesson; not the type of dry and long-winded sermon wherein the authors flaunt their erudition, but rather an information-dense cannonball run through the most pertinent of need-to-know details. From the inception of money, through the creation of the Federal Reserve System, right up to the precipice of the economic abyss over which our leaders are hell-bent on driving us, The Silver Bomb is a crash-course in reality. Not the ‘reality’ so-called that is spoon-fed to a comfortably numb populace by our bought-and-paid-for mainstream media, but rather an accurate assessment of many of the imminent threats currently arrayed against a largely unsuspecting public. “We are in trouble.” That is one over-arching message of The Silver Bomb.
The hulking giant of the global banking cartel, which at present has its foot on the throat of the precious metals market, will not be able to maintain its position of control over the market for much longer. In fact, once the market inevitably becomes freed from manipulation, the reasons for which are all clearly enumerated in the book, the corresponding upward price explosion in gold and silver will rocket those who have properly positioned themselves for this event into massively increased asset value. This fast-approaching and spectacular precious metals correction upward will come at painfully high price, however. The arrival of The Silver Bomb will mean the death of the US Dollar. The US Dollar, virtually a promissory note backed by nothing other than the ‘full faith and credit’ of the US Government, is in its death throes…
The authors show that we are presently experiencing a crisis of confidence; a shortage of trust in the inclination, even the ability, of the US Government to repay all of its debts.
Two key points which the authors drive home to their readers are:
One:“If you can’t touch it, you don’t own it.” Physical assets must be in your possession in order to be considered safe in this trying and turbulent economic environment and:
Two:“Now is already passed the moment for action.” When the balloon goes up, the time to prepare will be over. Take what little time is left to learn the facts (rapidly) and make haste to finalize whatever preparations you can before the bomb goes off… The Silver Bomb, that is.
The Silver Bomb is absolutely need-to-know information. The time to prepare is almost at an end.
Arm yourself with the knowledge contained in this book.
Make haste, and may you make good speed.”
– Jed Bozza, An American Writer & Investor
Michael, Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your book so quickly. I simply could not put it down. I found myself taking notes so often that you would have thought I was going to have to take a test on the material. The funny thing is, I think we are taking a test in America now. The longer it takes for us wake up and take action, the more difficult the next test is going to be. I gained a lot of knowledge from this book. The first half of the book could have been called “The history of banking” or “The financial history of the United Sates”. It made it easier to see how we got to this point. I hope many will take an interest in your ideas and prepare for the future. I’m sure those who do will share your book with those they care for. We need to be better informed so that we can choose the right leaders and recognize when we are being misled. We also need to be aware that WE are responsible for our family, not Uncle Sam. Many thanks to everyone who helped with this book.
-Mike Davis, Entrepreneurial Investor
The Silver Bomb: Beyond the Return of Metal as Money” by Michael MacDonald and Christopher Whitestone starts off with a rather interesting history of money. Not only is it a history of money but how it makes and breaks Kings, Empires and Nations. Also how it played a role throughout history regarding politics, things like the news we see or hear and those who hold the money, the banks. The Federal Reserve Bank plays a huge role in the US Dollar and the manipulation of it.
Since Nixon did away with the dollar being backed by gold and into what we have now, the “fiat” dollar which means it is not backed by anything, the dollar has been depreciating. The ‘run’ of any fiat money is about 30 years and we are past that time, in other words we are on borrowed time with the US Dollar. Points are made pointing to this throughout the book with citing not only events in history to back up their claim but signs and events in recent times, some as recently as last year.
Reasons are given why silver is believed to be what will be backing money and not gold although gold will remain highly prized but the problem with it is it will be less available. They also go into things you should know before you invest and how to invest wisely in metals describing what ingots are and troy ounces. What a ‘household’ person (vs. someone who uses the metals for a business such as a jeweler) should invest in and why which goes into a very educational history of gold and silver coins and the right of confiscation of gold and silver by the government which has already been done several times throughout history and the right to do it again which they still have today.
I found the book very interesting, not only the history part of it but the opinions of the authors and what they based it on which is clearly explained. I did note some format issues but it didn’t interfere with the information being provided. I recommend this book to everyone in hopes you will be ready when ‘The Silver Bomb” goes off. – Sue in CT
I have been a European Studies major when I was in college so I was exposed to a lot of blah blah about politics, economics, law and other intellectual and tedious stuff. Our lives as students revolves around reading excessively technical and serious scholarly articles or books which we are forced to consume because we simply have no choice. If we do not read them, we will surely fail. But reading this kind of writings can be brain-numbing, especially with the amount of information that one needs to know beforehand and the new information that must be digested and internalized. This is masochism, literally.
I do not really enjoy reading stuff like this. I love reading non-fiction but topics regarding economics in general make me rather read ancient religious texts in the original extinct languages. I would derive more fun than that. But then, I gave The Silver Bomb a chance. Although the book is blatantly related to economics, the premise is very intriguing for me. I know that I would definitely have fun with it.
And I did. The book is really interesting. It is not purely an economic treatise about money. In fact it is much more than that. We are taken into the history of money and how it affected humans and civilizations. Money has a profound effect on our existence and our collective human history. It also describes the vital significance of the roles of gold and silver in the looming possibility of the return of metal as money. I think this book is written in a way that is stimulating enough to hold a general reader’s interest but it is also informative and well-grounded on facts and history to make an economist, a scholar or a student take notice and appreciation on this book. There are a lot of fascinating quotes and thought-provoking passages throughout the book that will surely entertain the reader.
But I can still say that this book is not for everyone. A reader of this book should have at least enough knowledge on economics, politics and history in order to understand what the authors are trying to say. But it is definitely a useful tome for people who study or teach in universities and colleges. It is definitely a good source of information. I think it condensed a lot of historical facts and concepts well. It can definitely help people comprehend more the nature and importance of money in our lives, and also the significance of metal. – Bill M, NY
The authors, M. MacDonald and C. Whitestone, in their book titled “The Silver Bomb: Beyond the Return of Metal as Money” predict a return to metal as the world’s primary currency. They give interesting historical overview of money, currencies, value and prominent role silver and gold will play in the return to metal as money, but I cannot deny the feeling which this book left during and especially after reading it. I like the idea and synopsis, and I had great expectations of this book. Some of presented information is interesting and educative, some isn’t, but the punch-line is obvious, presented and explained in a very informative way.
If the reader looks at this book as a tool for awakening people to the imminent explosion of The Silver Bomb and what to do beyond the paper money crisis, than it served its purpose. This book will help people understand how to navigate the rough economic seas ahead, and even further into how to invest in silver and gold in order to preserve value in the long term.
Book consists of lot of interesting details and quotes, and even though I scribbled quite a few of them while I was reading; I would like to share just two:
First quote is about historic lesson in economics which Gresham told to Queen Elizabeth I “… that good and bad coin cannot circulate together”.,
The second is evolved idea of former historic lesson in the time when money in an electronic account can disappear in a millisecond “If you can’t touch it, then you don’t really own it”. – Marvin
A great read! I find it brilliant — should be required reading for anyone who claims to think. – Douglas D. Anderson, Entrepreneur and former banking Executive Vice President.
5*’s… The Silver Bomb: Beyond the Return of Metal as Money, by Michael MacDonald and Christopher Whitestone, is a book that tells of the role that money plays throughout history as well as predictions made as medal being the primary currency for the future. The authors start off by describing how gold defined kings and their kingdoms, it’s roles in politics, and the role that the bank itself plays in the dollars value. The book explains how the Nixon did away with US money being backed by gold, and how by doing this, the dollar has continued to depreciate in value throughout the years. The authors predict that eventually, we will go back to using metal as our currency in the near future.
Although, not my typical read, this was a great book. Not only did I enjoy the history that it covered, but I liked the quotes throughout history about money. It’s a quick read, and very interesting. I definitely recommend this book to everyone. – Jack M, Maine