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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
Title
Empire of deception
Title remainder
the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
Statement of responsibility
Dean Jobb
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VALIL
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1958-
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Jobb, Dean
Dewey number
364.16/3092
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6692.K67
LC item number
J63 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Koretz, Leo
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Lawyers
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Commercial crimes
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
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Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The players -- Act 1 -- 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 -- Act 2 -- 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 -- Act 3 -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle -- Epilogue
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616204969
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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c85bba5c-1a0a-42f9-8d62-6111e55baf4b
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907776078
  • (OCoLC)ocn907776078
Label
Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation, Dean Jobb
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The players -- Act 1 -- 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 -- Act 2 -- 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 -- Act 3 -- The trap -- The gang war -- The prisoner -- The return -- The confession -- The reckoning -- The final swindle -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616204969
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c85bba5c-1a0a-42f9-8d62-6111e55baf4b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907776078
  • (OCoLC)ocn907776078

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