Researcher,writer and documentary film maker, G. Edward Griffin created this masterfully composed text of one of the most important pieces of our history, the monetary system. No one can escape it’s tentacles,it is the life blood of all economies through out history. The information contained comes from a myriad of sources and is listed. This book specifically covers the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Banking system. This large writing, [almost 600 pages] is written so well and in a way that it reads like a novel,a terryfing one at that when you realize this is not a fictional book. It takes you from the birth of these institutions all the way to the 21st century,in complete detail of the names,dates and events that have ultimately changed this nation,and the world,by the men who created and have controlled the monetary system to mold the nations into a New World Order. Many experts in the field of banking and the history of money consider this book to be the single best written work on the subject. If you really want to understand how the tiny cadre of power elite rule the world from behind the scenes you must read this book. Prepare to enter a world few really know, and even fewer understand. SHOCKING!!