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Empire of deception

Dean Jobb

Empire of deception

the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation

by Dean Jobb

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lawyers,
  • Ponzi schemes,
  • Capitalists and financiers,
  • Swindlers and swindling,
  • Commercial crimes,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Fugitives from justice,
  • Social conditions,
  • Large type books,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. As Model Ts rumbled down Michigan Avenue, gang war shootings announced Al Capone"s rise to underworld domination. 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. 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. It was an ingenious deceit, one that out-ponzied Charles Ponzi himself, who only a few years earlier had been arrested for a pyramid scheme. Leo had a good run -- his was perhaps the longest fraud in history -- and when his enterprise finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished. The Cook County 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. A salacious court hearing followed, and his mysterious death in a Chicago prison rivaled the rest of his almost-too-bizarre-to-believe life. A 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 and then on the lam, Empire of Deception has it all. Not only an account of a man and an era; it"s a look at the methods of swindlers throughout history. Leo Koretz was the Bernie Madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the American dream of easy wealth is timeless.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-578).

    Statementby Dean Jobb
    SeriesThorndike Press large print crime scene, Thorndike Press large print crime scene
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6692.K67 J63 2015b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination581 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages581
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27190147M
    ISBN 101410482251
    ISBN 109781410482259
    LC Control Number2015016599
    OCLC/WorldCa1001878002, 908250500

    In the tradition of bestselling books such as The Devil in the White City and The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, Empire of Deception combines investigative journalism and spellbinding storytelling to examine one of the greatest con men of the twentieth century It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the. Empire of Deception (Paperback) The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. By Dean Jobb. Algonquin Books, , pp. Publication Date: January 5, Other Editions of This Title: Digital Audiobook (5/18/) CD-Audio (5/19/) Hardcover (5/19/).

    "Empire of Deception" is a reminder that the American Midwest might have been a pretty wild place not too long ago. Recommended to fans of the period, residents of the region, and those who like to see villains get away with it, at least for a while.3/5(2).   Empire of Deception does a remarkable job of capturing the essence of Chicago in the s, a town filled with hustlers and hucksters, lawless gangsters and corrupt politicians. At once informative and entertaining, the fast-moving narrative tells .

      Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. By Dean Jobb. The Bayano Syndicate’s executive team gathered at Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station on a late November day in An overnight train would take them to New York, where they would board the Grace Line steamer Santa. Empire of Deception (Hardcover) The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. By Dean Jobb. Algonquin Books, , pp. Publication Date: Other Editions of This Title: Digital Audiobook (5/18/) CD .


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