Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 365 p.
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In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the
Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other
looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to
recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These, combined
with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with
recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American political
action fund to fight communism. This 'Black Gold' gave Washington
virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base
to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political
and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign
countries for more than fifty years.