Empire of Deception

Empire of Deception is not only an incredibly rich and detailed account of a man and an era; it is a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history.

Empire of Deception

Empire of Deception

In the tradition of bestselling books like The Devil in the White City and The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, Empire of Deception combines investigative journalism and captivating storytelling to examine one of the greatest con men of the twentieth century It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it more mad than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination, Chicago's corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. 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 non-existent 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 equalled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year. When finally apprehended, Leo was living a life of luxury in Nova Scotia under the assumed identity of a book dealer and literary critic. His mysterious death in a Chicago prison topped anything in his almost-too-bizarre-to-believe life. Empire of Deception is not only an incredibly rich and 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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Empire of Deception
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Dean Jobb
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-19 - Publisher:

In the tradition of bestselling books like The Devil in the White City and The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, Empire of Deception combines investigative journalism and captivating storytelling to examine one of the greatest con men of the twentieth century It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere
Empire of Deception
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Dean Jobb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-05 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

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
The Empire of Necessity
Language: un
Pages: 400
Authors: Greg Grandin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-13 - Publisher: Picador

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE RECOMMENDED BOOK WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans he thought were slaves.
The Empire of Necessity
Language: un
Pages: 384
Authors: Greg Grandin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2014 Discover the story of a real-life Captain Ahab of the slave trade, in a landmark book by one of today’s most original and highly acclaimed historians One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, seal hunter and
Empire of the Gods
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: James Davies
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

"Empire of the Gods" makes a major and original contribution to the literature on love. The history of Eros is its attempted liberation into wholeness and individuality. Its modern expression as a flesh-monism requires expansion to include reason and spirit (including Agape), the classical, to include affect and flesh. The

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