Please read The Creature From Jekyll Island. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It is a history of the Federal Reserve System, which is incredibly detailed, and well sourced.
It is probably the best $25 you will ever spend, and an investment that should be a part of every parent's teaching of finance to their children.
I would be interested to knwo how many of you in AR land have read it already, and what your thought of it are.