The Creature From Jekyll Island

The Creature From Jekyll Island
A second look at
The Federal Reserve

“Reading The Creature from Jekyll Island is an eye-opening, jaw-dropping experience – and should be high up on the ‘to read’ list for every family business owner interested in creating and protecting a family and business legacy,” suggests leading family business expert Don Schwerzler. "A book about the Federal Reserve System sounded like a real ‘snoozer’ when the book was first recommended by a good friend – boy, was I surprised!”

Schwerzler has been studying and advising family business entrepreneurs for more than 40 years and he is the founder of the Family Business Institute headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

The Creature From Jekyll Island is the work of G. Edward Griffin and was first published in 1994, second edition in 1995, third edition in 1998 and the fourth edition in 2002. In January 2010, the 27th printing was released – impressive and speaks to the demand for the book.

The back cover of the book sums up some of the core topics in the book as well as demonstrating an interesting range of comments from readers:

“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 of money. A boring subject? Just wait! You will be hooked in 5 minutes. Reads like a detective story – which it really is. But it’s all true. The 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 definitely will change. This may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read."

A few reader comments:

“A superb analysis. Be prepared for one heck of a journey through time and mind.”

Ron Paul, member of Congress, House Banking Committee


“Scary. The story of the world banking system. Enough said!”

Willie Nelson, Musician/Author


“This is a murder mystery about the financial “murder” of the middle class.”

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad


“A gripping adventure into the secret world of the international banking cartel.”

Mark Thornton, Asst. Professor of Economics, Auburn University



The Creature From Jekyll Island begins by revealing a secret meeting of bankers and political operatives that takes place on Jekyll Island GA in 1910. This meeting served as the birthplace of the Federal Reserve Act which was passed by Congress in 1913.

The book details the history of money and how governments use money as a hidden tax to finance adventures, some of which are popular - but most would never pass muster in the light of day.

How does the government do this? They simply run their printing presses more, present more lies and deceptions to the public, more smoke and mirrors to cover up what is really going on.

Money manipulation is not a new problem. Increasing money supply has been going on since the middle Ages when the first banks were formed in Europe - even played a role in how our young country financed the American Revolution.

In The Creature From Jekyll Island, Griffin notes:

“At the beginning of the war in 1775 the money supply stood at $12 million. In June of that year the Continental Congress issued another $2 million. Before the notes were even put into circulation, another $1 million was authorized. By the end of the year another $3 million. In 1776, another $19 million. $13 million in 1777. $64 million in 1778. $125 million in 1779. And still more: the Continental Army issued its own “certificates” for the purchase of supplies totaling $200 million. A total of $450 million on top of a base of $12 million is an increase of over 3500 %. And, in addition to this massive expansion of the money supply on the part of the central government, it must be remembered that the states were doing exactly the same thing. It is estimated that, in just five years from 1775 to 1779, the total money supply increased by 5000%. By contrast, the amount raised in taxes over the five year period was inconsequential, amounting to only a few million dollars.”

Today, the printing presses are still running full out and the numbers have changed from millions to billions and trillions.

It is just not an “internal problem” for the United States – it is a global problem because of the US connection to the World Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Both organizations are financing corruption and despotism worldwide, mostly financed by the American taxpayers – the bulk of which is made up of the American middle class.

As Congress debates raising our nation’s debt ceiling and continuing the out-of-control spending by governments (at all levels - national, state and local), reading The Creature From Jekyll Island will help one better understand the distortions and deceptions by the politicians, the banking cartel and the money manipulators at the Federal Reserve.

Every family in America should read The Creature From Jekyll Island to better know and understand – MONEY!

Read this exclusive inteview with author Edward Griffin



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