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Ralph Benko and Charles Kadlec, The 21st Century Gold Standard: For Prosperity, Security, and Liberty, agoldenage.com, 2012

Barry Eichengreen, Golden Fetters : The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939, 1996

Charles P. Kindleberger, Manias, Panics, and Crashes, 1996

Ron Paul, Robert P. Murphy, and Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property, 2008