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Creature from Jekyll Island (Hardbound)

A Second Look at The Federal Reserve – 5th Edition
by G. Edward Griffin
Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician’s secrets are unveiled. A boring subject? Just wait. You’ll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it’s all true. This may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read.

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The Creature from Jekyll Island hits Amazon charts as Number-One Best Seller in its category (Money & Monetary Policy). See rank here.

This is the classic exposé of the Fed that has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read. 608 pages. Available in softcover, hardbound, audio book, and e-book. Want to hear a sample of the audio book? Click here.


Email received on 2014 Nov 29 from Barry Ames: "The Jekyll Island gift shop claims that your book is one of their best selling items. It is placed properly right by the entrance at eye level (see photo). Bravo. I've been a fan of yours since first reading 'Creature' decades ago."


The 5th Edition includes a no-holds barred analysis of bank bailouts under the Bush and Obama Administrations that are shown to be nothing less than legalized plunder of the American people. Many other updates have been added, including a revision to the list of those who attended the historic meeting at Jekyll Island where the Federal Reserve was created.

The Creature is at the top of the Best-Seller display at Borders Book Store in Thousand Oaks, California (photo at right). That's where the author lives, but he was totally surprised when a friend told him that the store is featuring his book. creatureatborders

"A superb analysis. Be prepared for one heck of a journey through time and mind."
– Ron Paul, Member of Congress, House Banking Committee, 2008 & 2012 Presidential candidate.

"Scary. It's the story of the world banking system. Enough said."
– Willie Nelson, Musician/Author"

Have you read this book? If not, read it. It's a fascinating and amazing journey."
– Glenn Beck, TV commentator.

"A gripping adventure into the secret world of the international banking cartel."
– Mark Thornton, Asst. Professor of Economics, Auburn University, Coordinator of Academic Affairs, Ludwig von Mises Institute

"This is a murder mystery about the financial 'murder' of the middle class."
– Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

"A train-load of heavy history, written in such a relaxed and easy style that it captivated me. I hated to put it down."
– Dan Smoot, Publisher/Editor, Dan Smoot Report

"As a career banker and president of a bank consulting firm, I thought I had a good understanding of the Federal Reserve, but this book changed the way I view our entire monetary system."
– Marilyn MacGruder Barnwall, Grand Junction, Colorado

"I have just finished reading this for the FOURTH time!!!! Each time only adds another gloss of patina to the truth."
– David J. Nitsche, ex banker (25 year career), Bridgeton, New Jersey

"My wife manages a large main library and told me there are over 37 people on the waiting list for The Creature from Jekyll Island. Branch libraries have similar reservations." - Stan

"Before reading your book, I thought I had a good financial education. My degrees and CPA, Accounting and Finance from New York University are impressive. ... But I must thank you for giving me the real education on money." - L.B., Denver, CO

"I've spent my career as Finance VP and CFO for a number of companies, and now I teach accounting at a Community College. I thought I had a handle on money, banking, and finance, but the Creature opened my eyes to things I never saw before and hidden causes I never dreamed existed." - James Sugden

"Seldom does anyone inspire me as you have with your intense research and information. Thank you for sharing with your readers the endless hours needed to bring about your fabulous 'door stop' as you described your book recently on T.V." - Larryn J. Bertrand, Foresthill, CA

"Your book changed my life. The research path you set me on, the foundation you gave me, allowed me to throw off the indoctrination of the financiers." - Jim Long, Prather, CA