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Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

Autor: Jobb, Dean

Editorial: Algonquin Books

Formato:Tapa Suave
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Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation : It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million - upward of $400 million today - in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. This rip-roaring tale of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man on the town, then on the lam, is not only a rich and detailed account of a man and an era; it's a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history.

As Model Ts rumbled down Michigan Avenue, gang-war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination. As bedecked partygoers thronged to the Drake Hotel's opulent banquet rooms, corrupt politicians held court in thriving speakeasies and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Leo Koretz was the Bernie Madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the American dream of easy wealth is a timeless commodity.


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ISBN 13:9781616205355
ISBN 10:1616205350
Formato:Tapa Suave
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:352
Tamaño:8.15" l x 5.47" w x 0.99" h
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