The history, art and places behind The Double Eagle

The incredible true story of the 1933 Double Eagle – 80 years of intrigue, rumour and deception.

See photos of the 1933 Double Eagle and learn about its design and how it came into being.

See and learn about some of the exquisite works of art referred to in The Double Eagle.

Franklin D Roosevelt banned the private ownership of gold in 1934 with Executive Order 6102.

See photographs of some of the key buildings and places that feature in The Double Eagle.

Find out about the watches mentioned in The Double Eagle.

Tom is an expert Backgammon player, but where did the game originate and what are the rules?

A useful bibliography for those who want to know more.

Links that will enable you to discover more about some of the facts, people and places.

‘Crackles along’ Daily Mail
‘James Twining knows how to grip’ Times Literary Supplement

Tom Kirk books by James Twining