Matthew Hart is a veteran writer and journalist, and author of seven books, including the award-winning Diamond. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Granta, the London Times, and The Financial Post Magazine. He was a contributing editor of the New York trade magazine Rapaport Diamond Report, and has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, and the National Geographic Channel. He lives in New York City.
"From deep within the gold mines of South Africa and China to
corporate boardrooms, from miners and thieves to body guards and
gold traders, Hart (Diamond, 2001) offers a fascinating look
at the geology, geopolitics, and economics of gold."--Booklist
"Gold does a splendid job of transporting readers from one defining moment in the history of gold to the next."--Mining.com
"In his absorbing book Gold, Matthew Hart looks at the precious metal both as a mineral ... and as an idea that has evolved in dizzyingly strange ways through the millenniums."--Columbus Dispatch