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The Resource Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb

Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb

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Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
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Empire of deception
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the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
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Dean Jobb
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eng
Summary
"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--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year"--Provided by publisher
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Title
Empire of deception
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Summary
Empire of deception is a detailed account of a man and an era; it is a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history. Leo Koretz was the Bernie Madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the dream of easy wealth is a timeless commodity.
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Award
Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.16/3092
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6692.K67
LC item number
J63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
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the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
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by Dean Jobb
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
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Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Our Ponzi -- Ambitions -- The law -- The gamble -- The dupe -- The big idea -- The syndicate -- The hanging judge -- The sting -- The confidence man -- The crime fighter -- The bubble -- The flight -- The smash -- The sensation -- The double life -- The victims -- The manhunt -- The alias -- The guide -- The hideaway -- The prince of entertainers -- The crime of the century -- The pariah -- The womanizer -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle
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ocn886493237
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9781616201753
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014042711
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886493237

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