Wednesday, July 30, 2008

226 pages.


Authors James Turk and John Rubino make a convincing arguement as to why "the dollar will decline until it is displaced as the world's dominant currency." They suggest that the value of gold coins, gold stocks, gold-based digital currencies, and other hard assets will increase as the dollar's value goes down.

Available at the Hanford Branch Library.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


765 pages

This barnburner of a book is the definitive history of the mafia in America. Starting with its roots in Sicily and ending with an overview of the Mafia power structure post-September 11, 2001, Raab throughly covers everything you ever wanted to know about the major organized crime families in the United States. The book ends with a cautionary note that with the F.B.I.'s attention focused on terrorists, the mob may regain its former levels of power. As the author of the RICO laws states: "We don't win the war against the Mob. All we can do is contain or control it."

This book is available at the Hanford Branch Library.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


345 pages

Recommended by staff member(s)

Available at the Hanford Branch Library


211 pages

Written at a time when $100.00 for a barrel of oil was unthinkable, "The Coming Economic Collapse" clearly explains why the price of oil will continue to rise and how one can profit from the situation. As with every financial book one reads, you are responsible for your own decisions. Purchasing stocks in a major North American gold company (the name of the company and stock symbol can be found on page 174) or a Japanese auto firm (see page 192 for the specific companies) is no guarantee of financial success.

This book is available at the Hanford and Lemoore Branch libraries.