Monday, July 16, 2012
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Amazon.com: Gold Under Ice (9780982782217): Carol Buchanan: Books: Money. Greenbacks vs. gold. The Lincoln administration prints greenbacks to pay for its war with the Confederacy, and on Wall Street a renegade money market known as the Gold Room pits the greenback against gold. By January 1864, the greenback loses nearly half its value. While far to the west, in Alder Gulch, Montana Territory, millions in gold lie under the ice of Alder Creek. Gold-seekers pray for spring. A lawyer from New York, Daniel Stark came West to get enough gold to rescue his family from the debt left by his father's embezzlement and suicide.