orellfuessli.ch

Noch keine Premium Card? Jetzt kostenlos beantragen und Vorteile sichern!

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. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination, Chicago's corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters, and yellow journalism only contributed to the excesses. The frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people (who should have known better)to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama, close to the new Canal Zone. 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. 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's 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"--Provided by publisher.
… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 19.05.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-61620-175-3
Verlag Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill
Maße (L/B/H) 226/155/33 mm
Gewicht 522
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
Fr. 33.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
wird besorgt, Lieferzeit unbekannt
Versandkostenfrei
Lieferung zur Abholung in Ihre Buchhandlung möglich
Premium Card
Fr. 33.90 Umsatz sammeln
Weitere Informationen

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 43823631
    The Second Death
    von Peter Tremayne
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 43898409
    A Fever of the Blood
    von Oscar de Muriel
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 17.90
  • 46119431
    Murder on the Serpentine
    von Anne Perry
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 46438774
    The Women of Baker Street
    von Michelle Birkby
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 16.90
  • 45287322
    The Name of the Rose
    von Umberto Eco
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 11.90
  • 40794398
    Sovereign
    von C. J. Sansom
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 15795022
    The Terror
    von Dan Simmons
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 16.90
  • 43388458
    His Bloody Project
    von Graeme Macrae Burnet
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 19.90
  • 45077512
    A Death at Fountains Abbey
    von Antonia Hodgson
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 24.90
  • 46385332
    Prague Nights
    von Benjamin Black
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    Fr. 21.40

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

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

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

von Dean Jobb

Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
Fr. 33.90
+
=
Corridors of the Night

Corridors of the Night

von Anne Perry

Buch (Taschenbuch)
Fr. 16.90
+
=

für

Fr. 50.80

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen